SD19 special: Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) and former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) are runaway leaders in campaign fundraising, according to campaign finance reports filed on or by Monday. In fact, Gutierrez has out-raised the rest of the field and has more on hand than all the other candidates combined.
Gutierrez reported raising $184K and spending $126K between January 1 and June 21. He has $196K on hand. For the election cycle, Gutierrez has raised $342K and spent $250K. Gallego reported raising $173K and spending $18K between March 27 and June 30. He has $130K on hand.
No other candidate, including Rep. Tomás Uresti (D-San Antonio), reported receiving any contributions during the periods covered by their reports, and only one candidate, Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores (R), reported having any cash on hand ($2K). As of 6 p.m. today, no report from Charlie Urbina Jones (D) was available online.
All of the candidates will file July semiannual reports, which will cover the last few days of June, by July 16, and their 8-day-out reports will be due a week later (July 23). Early voting begins July 16.
We will provide an in-depth analysis of this race before the weekend.
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