Results in the five Texas Senate Democratic primaries with the most candidate fundraising

Democratic primary elections for 24 of 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place on March 1, 2022. Of the 24 seats up for election in 2022, six had a primary election with more than one candidates.

Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $1.1 million. Incumbents raised an average of $505,196 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $48,330 per candidate.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

DistrictMoney RaisedOfficeholderCandidates
District 15$612,131John Whitmire (D)John Whitmire and Molly Cook
District 27$398,263Eddie Lucio (D)Morgan LaMantiaSara Stapleton-Barrera, Alex Dominguez, and Salomon Torres
District 25$75,776Donna Campbell (R)Robert Walsh and Jinny Suh
District 12$37,227Jane Nelson (R)Francine Ly and Ferdi Mongo
District 17$6,877Joan Huffman (R)Titus Benton and Miguel Gonzalez

#1 District 15 – $612,131

Incumbent John Whitmire raised $505,196 and Molly Cook raised $106,935.

John Whitmire advanced to the general election with 58% of the vote and Molly Cook received 42% of the vote.

#2 District 27 – $398,263

Morgan LaMantia raised $246,275, Alex Dominguez raised $111,121, Sara Stapleton-Barrera raised $30,552, and Salomon Torres raised $10,315.

Morgan LaMantia advanced to a runoff election with 34% of the vote, Sara Stapleton-Barrera advanced to a runoff election with 33% of the vote, Alex Dominguez received 25% of the vote, and Salomon Torres received 8% of the vote.

#3 District 25 – $75,776

Jinny Suh raised $75,728 and Robert Walsh raised $48.

Robert Walsh advanced to the general election with 100% of the vote. Jinny Suh withdrew and ran for Texas Land Commissioner.

#4 District 12 – $37,227

Francine Ly raised $33,025 and Ferdi Mongo raised $4,202.

Francine Ly advanced to the general election with 73% of the vote and Ferdi Mongo received 27% of the vote.

#5 District 17 – $6,877

Titus Benton raised $4,527 and Miguel Gonzalez raised $2,350.

Titus Benton advanced to the general election with 51% of the vote and Miguel Gonzalez received 49% of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days)2/22/2022
2022 Primary Runoff5/16/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Pre-General (30 Days)10/11/2022
2022 Pre-General (8 Days)10/31/2022
2022 Semiannual Data1/17/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.