Yesterday, we provided a summary of the 30-day-out campaign finance reports for key Texas House races and other races which we found interesting, although probably not competitive. Several reports were not available online yesterday but have since been filed.
HD26: Add Sarah DeMerchant to our list of challengers who out-raised incumbents. DeMerchant raised $10K more than incumbent Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land), who raised just over $12K.
HD43: Rep. J.M. Lozano (R-Kingsville) out-raised challenger Marisa Yvette Garcia-Utley, $150K to $13K, and has a slight $21K to $13K advantage in cash on hand. Lozano outspent Garcia-Utley, $204K to $11K, between July 1 and September 29. Lozano’s largest contributors for the period included Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC ($37K), Associated Republicans of Texas ($29K), Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC ($14K), Riviera Telephone Co. CEO Bill Colston ($10K), Texans for Education Reform PAC ($3.5K) and Red McCombs ($2.5K). Garcia-Utley’s largest contributor was Texas Democratic Women ($5K). Her report was not available yesterday.
HD144: Former Rep. Mary Ann Perez (D-Houston) out-raised Rep. Gilbert Peña (R-Pasadena), $74K to $27K, and has a $58K to $26K advantage in cash on hand. She outspent the incumbent, $37K to $13K. Perez’s largest contributors for the period included Texas Organizing Project PAC ($13K), Texas State Teachers Assoc. PAC ($10K), U.S. Rep. Gene Green ($3.5K), Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee ($3K) and Annie’s List ($2.5K). Peña’s largest contributors were Bay Area Republican Women ($5K) and Texans for Education Reform ($3.5K). His report was not available yesterday,
Please see our Crib Sheets for all the latest campaign finance numbers.