ActBlue Texas outraises every other Texas PAC with $25.63 million

In Texas, ActBlue Texas has raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, ActBlue Texas raised $25.63 million and spent $25.30 million between Jan. 1, 2021 and Feb. 19, 2022. 

In Texas politics, donations to ActBlue Texas represent 13.87 percent of the $184.77 million all Texas state-level PACs have raised. Here are ActBlue Texas’s top donors and recipients, as reported to the Texas Ethics Commission.

Donations to ActBlue Texas

Of the $25,629,917 raised in the 2022 election cycle, 2.33 percent came from ActBlue Texas’ top 10 donors.

Top Donors to ActBlue Texas (1/1/2021 – 2/19/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$125,000.00Joe LiemandtIndividual
2.$66,000.00Morgan CoxIndividual
3.$65,311.00David LeeIndividual
4.$55,500.00Kevin RoweIndividual
5.$54,000.00Marguerite Steed HoffmanIndividual
6.$50,000.00Jack MartinIndividual
7.$47,529.15Karla JurvetsonIndividual
8.$45,000.00Stephen J DavisIndividual
9.$44,560.00Michael & Sharon YoungIndividual
10.$44,250.00Patsy Woods MartinIndividual

Expenditures by ActBlue Texas

On the expenditures side, ActBlue Texas reported $25,297,803, with 61.44 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. Payees include both contribution recipients and vendors, as filed by ActBlue Texas.

Top ActBlue Texas Payees (1/1/2021 – 2/19/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$9,078,285.05Beto O’RourkeEntity
2.$1,476,857.10The Collier CommitteeEntity
3.$1,116,965.86Lina Hidalgo CampaignEntity
4.$984,871.17Actblue Technical ServicesEntity
5.$566,837.95Joe S JaworskiEntity
6.$482,172.90Matthew DowdEntity
7.$472,390.23Lee MerrittEntity
8.$468,058.98Adrian Garcia CampaignEntity
9.$453,048.26Andy BrownEntity
10.$443,509.33Rideshare 2 VoteEntity

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.

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Kalyn Stralow