Beto O’Rourke raised more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in Texas

Texas Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have raised $50.9 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Beto O’Rourke has raised more than any other Democrat.

O’Rourke is running for Governor of Texas in 2022. O’Rourke raised $40.8 million and spent $15.9 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to O’Rourke.

Beto O’Rourke’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $40.8 million in reported donations, $6.1 million came from these 10 donors:

Total Donations Name Type
$1,724,700 Powered by People ENTITY
$1,051,000 Tench Coxe INDIVIDUAL
$1,050,000 Simone Otus Coxe INDIVIDUAL
$1,000,000 George Soros INDIVIDUAL
$500,000 Our Texas PAC ENTITY
$300,000 American Federation of Teachers COPE ENTITY
$142,125 Nancy Sanders INDIVIDUAL
$110,894 Claire Dewar INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 Jacklyn A and Scott H Freeman INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 Lillie Robertson INDIVIDUAL

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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.

See updates to Beto O’Rourke’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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

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.