Dawn Buckingham spent more than any other Republican State Senate candidate or officeholder in Texas

Texas Republican State Senate candidates and officeholders have spent $22.2 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state senators and candidates, Dawn Buckingham has spent more than any other Republican.

Buckingham is the representative for Texas State Senate District 24 and is running for Texas Land Commissioner in 2022. Buckingham raised $2.8 million and spent $3.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, Buckingham spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Dawn Buckingham’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $3.7 million in reported expenditures, $3.1 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$1,220,623 Flexpoint Media Inc ENTITY
$562,074 Targeted Creative Communications Inc ENTITY
$558,319 Arena LLC ENTITY
$336,395 John Doner & Associates Inc ENTITY
$117,684 Chase Bank Visa ENTITY
$94,500 Ragnar Research Partners LLC ENTITY
$88,275 Norfleet Strategies LLC ENTITY
$60,000 The What’s Up Radio Program ENTITY
$59,682 Elliott Griffin INDIVIDUAL
$51,102 Kevin Thompson 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 Dawn Buckingham’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

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