In Texas politics, non-candidate political action committees (PACs) have received $184.8 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and February 19, 2022. The top 10 PACs raised more than $76.5 million, or 41 percent of all donations made to state-level PACs.
These are the top 10 PACs in Texas state-level politics in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission:
Top 10 Texas PACs (1/1/2021 – 2/19/2022)
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Donations|
|2||Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC||$16,894,113|
|3||Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee||$6,892,232|
|4||Powered by People||$5,875,579|
|5||Defend Texas Liberty PAC||$5,485,950|
|6||Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund||$4,914,363|
|7||National Democratic Redistricting Committee||$3,386,851|
|8||The PAC for America’s Future -TX||$2,951,789|
|9||Texas Sands PAC||$2,300,000|
|10||Forward Majority Action||$2,124,558|
A PAC is broadly defined as a group that spends money on elections. They may be established and administered by corporations, labor unions, membership organizations, or trade associations.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||1/18/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days)||1/31/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days)||2/22/2022|
|2022 Primary Runoff||5/16/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (30 Days)||10/11/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (8 Days)||10/31/2022|
|2022 Semiannual Data||1/17/2023|