Dade Phelan spent more than any other Republican House candidate or officeholder in Texas

Texas Republican House candidates and officeholders have spent $57.6 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Dade Phelan has spent more than any other Republican.

Phelan is the representative for Texas House District 21 and is running for re-election in 2022. Phelan raised $6.5 million and spent $6.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, Phelan spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Dade Phelan’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $6.2 million in reported expenditures, $3.8 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$1,066,100 Ragnar Research Partners LLC ENTITY
$938,065 Murphy Nasica & Associates ENTITY
$321,829 KC Strategies LLC ENTITY
$319,552 Anthem Media Inc ENTITY
$275,502 Department of US Treasury IRS ENTITY
$250,000 Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund ENTITY
$187,140 Evan Autry INDIVIDUAL
$162,500 Grant Public Strategies ENTITY
$116,750 Kelly Mitchell INDIVIDUAL
$113,505 Maricruz M Bergman 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 Dade Phelan’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.