These are the most expensive contested elections in the Texas Senate

Elections for all 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans hold an 18-13 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the State Senate.

This information comes from candidate reports to the Texas Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Sept. 29, 2022.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 24 – $1,792,111

Peter P. Flores (R) raised $1,784,254 and Kathy Jones-Hospod (D) raised $7,857.

#2 District 12 – $1,201,684

Tan Parker (R) raised $1,114,345 and Francine Ly (D) raised $87,339.

#3 District 10 – $1,196,056

Incumbent Beverly Powell (D) raised $91,018 and Phil King (R) raised $1,105,038.

#4 District 8 – $1,144,097

Incumbent Angela Paxton (R) raised $1,136,243, Jon Cocks (D) raised $7,854, and Ed Kless (U) raised $0.

#5 District 27 – $1,067,839

Morgan LaMantia (D) raised $836,888, Adam Hinojosa (R) raised $230,951, and Javier Navarro (I) raised $0.

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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

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.