$2.1 million spent with USPS from Texas campaign accounts

In Texas, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $2.1 million from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 0.4 percent of all $558.2 million in reported expenditures

According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with USPS between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 30, 2022.

Top 10 Texas candidates and PACs spending money with USPS

Of the $2.1 million spent with USPS, 79.2 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with USPS (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

RankTotal Paid to USPSNameAccount Type
1.$907,506.07Eva GuzmanCandidate Committee
2.$209,313.46Greg AbbottCandidate Committee
3.$163,821.68Phil KingCandidate Committee
4.$144,251.70Texans for Lawsuit Reform PACNon-Candidate Committee
5.$88,361.53Dallas/Fort Worth Conservative VotersNon-Candidate Committee
6.$32,472.42Justin L BerryCandidate Committee
7.$29,944.63Texas Federation of Republican Women PACNon-Candidate Committee
8.$28,760.08Brooks Frederick LandgrafCandidate Committee
9.$16,447.37Drew DarbyCandidate Committee
10.$14,953.00Oscar Longoria JrCandidate Committee

Campaign expenditures with USPS in either states

Here is how spending with USPS in Texas compares to other states with the most recent report data available from Transparency USA for the 2021-2022 election cycle:

Comparison of total spent with USPS, by state

RankStateExpenditures with USPSTotal Reported Expenditures% of Total Reported ExpendituresAvailable Reporting Period
1California$15,081,328$1,226,617,6541.23%1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
2Pennsylvania$2,783,385$520,342,0530.53%1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
3Texas$2,064,297$558,195,683.200.41%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
4Michigan$516,804$164,128,118.560.31%1/1/2021 – 7/20/2022
5Wisconsin$359,986$84,579,752.310.43%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
6North Carolina$275,000$57,297,691.780.48%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
7Indiana$118,005$34,302,447.740.34%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
8Ohio$58,235$71,355,093.800.08%1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022

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.

Name of ReportReporting PeriodDeadline
2022 Jan Semiannual7/1/21 – 12/31/211/18/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 30 days1/1/22 – 1/20/221/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 8 days1/21/22 – 2/19/222/22/2022
2022 Primary Runoff2/20/22 – 5/14/225/16/2022
2022 July Semiannual1/1/22 – 6/30/227/15/2022
2022 Pre-General 30 days7/1/22 – 9/29/2210/11/2022
2022 Pre-General 8 days9/30/22 – 10/29/2210/31/2022
2022 Jan Semiannual7/1/22 – 12/31/221/17/2023

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.

Editor’s Note: This article originally included a total paid to USPS of $2.3 million. A database linking error was discovered and resolved, bringing the total to $2.1 million.