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

Texas Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $24.2 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Beto O’Rourke has spent 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, O’Rourke spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

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

Of the $15.9 million in reported expenditures, $11.4 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$5,406,117 Middle Seat Consulting ENTITY
$1,724,700 Powered by People ENTITY
$1,196,841 Actblue Technical Services ENTITY
$681,128 Payroll Data Processing Inc ENTITY
$584,317 Scale to Win ENTITY
$560,841 Snap Pack Mail ENTITY
$474,199 Kinetic Campaigns ENTITY
$427,113 ENTITY
$171,603 Clarke & Sampson Inc ENTITY
$169,731 NGP VAN Inc ENTITY

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.