Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) out-raised Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) better than 5-to-1 during the second half of 2017, but Fallon’s $1.8M loan balance gives the challenger a nearly 3-to-1 advantage in cash on hand and a better than 2-to-1 advantage in expenditures.

A third Republican in the race, Nocona entrepreneur Craig Carter, reported less than $1K in contributions and a $50K loan. Democrat Kevin Lopez and independent Keely Briggs have less than $1K on hand between them.

In this analysis, we focus on Estes and Fallon. Unless otherwise indicated, dollar amounts below are for the 2017-18 election cycle.

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