Candidates with primary opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between January 1 and January 21. Senate highlights include:

Rep. Bryan Hughes

Rep. Bryan Hughes

SD1 open: Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) holds a nearly 3-to-1 edge over Red Brown in cash on hand ($371K to $129K), although Brown slightly out-raised Hughes, $73K to $66K, thanks to a $50K contribution from Ruben Martin of Kilgore. Hughes received $25K from Empower Texans PAC, $10K from Texarkana attorney Robert Dunaway, $10K from Longview resident Ron Hutchison and $5K from Midland oilman Tim Dunn. Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) raised $11K and has just $20K on hand. Mike Lee raised less than $5K and reported no cash on hand.

SD19: Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) has a better than 45-to-1 advantage in cash on hand, and challenger Helen Madla reported less than $2.5K in contributions.

SD24 open: Four of the candidates vying to replace Sen. Troy Fraser have at least $400K on hand – thanks to an aggregated total of $3.2 million in loans – but collectively they raised less than $90K, led by Jon Cobb ($37K) and Rep. Susan King ($33K). King (R-Abilene) has the most on hand with $832K, followed by Reed Williams ($535K), Dawn Buckingham ($495K), Cobb ($443K), Ryan Downton ($214K) and Brent Mayes ($123K). Despite receiving some significant conservative leader and groups’ endorsements, Mayes reported raising less than $500.

SD26: Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio) has a nearly $100K advantage in cash on hand and slightly out-raised Sen. Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio) for the period. Click here for more details.

SD27: Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) raised nearly $100K more than his opponent and has a nearly $115K advantage in cash on hand.