Texas Republican candidates have raised $117.1 million more than Democrats

In Texas, state-level candidates have raised $215.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 14, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $47.4 million and Republican candidates have raised $164.5 million. 

Texas Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 674 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Beto O’Rourke$13,284,301.70
2.Michael Collier$2,246,109.45
3.Joe S Jaworski$1,414,963.23
4.Jay Kleberg$1,379,625.09
5.Lee Merritt$851,077.82
6.Matthew Dowd$592,705.57
7.Rochelle Garza$576,770.78
8.John Whitmire$514,695.97
9.Morgan LaMantia$511,811.15
10.Richard Pena Raymond$509,459.26

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022)

During the same time period, 723 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Greg Abbott$45,195,153.25
2.Dan Patrick$11,825,310.66
3.Donald Huffines$10,130,014.63
4.Eva Guzman$8,804,400.10
5.George P Bush$8,064,965.30
6.Ken Paxton$5,877,524.27
7.Allen B West$3,783,973.07
8.Dade Phelan$2,905,246.80
9.Dawn Buckingham$2,580,364.83
10.David Middleton II$2,277,267.10

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas candidate 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.