Greg Abbott spent more than any other Republican statewide candidate or officeholder in Texas

Texas Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $140.9 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Greg Abbott has spent more than any other Republican.

Abbott is Governor of Texas and is running for re-election in 2022. Abbott raised $69.5 million and spent $68.0 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, Abbott spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Greg Abbott’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $68.0 million in reported expenditures, $56.2 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$18,958,422 CrossRoads Media LLC ENTITY
$16,424,439 Cross Screen Media ENTITY
$5,289,956 Targeted Victory ENTITY
$3,724,433 Department of US Treasury IRS ENTITY
$2,934,217 Camelback Strategy Group ENTITY
$2,697,705 Paychex Inc ENTITY
$2,281,765 Greg Abbott Campaign ENTITY
$1,780,381 Unisource Direct ENTITY
$1,192,453 Direct Response LLC ENTITY
$953,759 Sarah Whitley 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 Greg Abbott’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.




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