Candidates running to succeed former Rep. Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio) were required to file their 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). Those reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between January 1, or the date that a campaign committee was authorized, through February 8.

Coda Rayo-Garza out-raised former Rep. Art Reyna (D-San Antonio), $19K to $15K, but Reyna outspent Rayo-Garza, $48K to $9K. Reyna has a $26K to $10K advantage in cash on hand, largely stemming from a $35K increase in his outstanding loan principal.

Rayo-Garza’s largest contributors were Annie’s List ($2.5K), Austin attorney Dennis Randolph ($1K) and San Antonio attorney Sonia Rodriguez ($1K). She received 55 individual contributions from San Antonio residents. Reyna’s largest contributors were Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC ($2.5K), San Antonio retired educator Margaret Mireles ($1K), San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel PAC ($1K), Austin lobbyist Stan Schlueter ($1K), Rio Grande City beverage distributor S.F. Vale ($1K) and the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas PAC ($1K).

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