These PACs are the best fundraisers in Texas

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)

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1ActBlue Texas$25,629,917
2Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC$16,894,113
3Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee$6,892,232
4Powered by People$5,875,579
5Defend Texas Liberty PAC$5,485,950
6Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund$4,914,363
7National Democratic Redistricting Committee$3,386,851
8The PAC for America’s Future -TX$2,951,789
9Texas Sands PAC$2,300,000
10Forward 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 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.