$30.8 million raised in race for Texas attorney general – Ballotpedia News

The general election for Texas Attorney General will be held on November 8, 2022. In total, Texas Attorney General candidates have raised $30.8 million, received $13,300 in loans, and spent $30.8 million. dollars between January 1, 2021 and June. 30, 2022.

Here is the breakdown of the three candidates still in the running:

Campaign funding for active candidates for Attorney General, 01/01/2021-06/30/2022

Candidate To party Submissions Loans Expenses Election stage
Ken Paxton (incumbent) Republican $8,157,137.01 $0.00 $9,945,771.68 General
Rochelle Garza Democratic $1,091,896.33 $0.00 $656,029.68 General
Marc Cendre Libertarian $180.00 $0.00 $3,813.91 General

The remaining $20.2 million raised in the race for Arizona attorney general went to eight candidates who did not run in the general election or who withdrew from the race.

Total Fundraising in Eight Attorney General Races in the 2022 Election Cycle

A number of factors, including whether an office holder is up for re-election and the number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here’s how the total fundraising of all Texas attorney general candidates compares to the other seven attorney general races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

Rank State Total donations Total number of applicants Active candidates Reporting period available
1 Texas $30,761,114 11 3 01/01/2021 – 06/30/2022
2 California $15,136,669.34 5 2 01/01/2021 – 06/30/2022
3 Arizona $9,199,057 13 3 01/01/2021 – 06/30/2022
4 Florida $7,141,500 4 2 01/01/2021 – 06/30/2022
5 Michigan $5,276,457.07 6 4 01/01/2021 – 08/22/2022
6 Wisconsin $3,763,143 6 2 01/01/2021 – 25/07/2022
seven Minnesota $2,907,519 8 2 01/01/2021 – 07/18/2022
8 Ohio $2,867,606 2 2 01/01/2021 – 06/30/2022

The above data is based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PAC candidates have submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Transparency USA releases campaign finance data after key reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require registrants to submit additional reports.

Report name Reporting period Deadline
2022 Jan Semi-Annual 01/07/21 – 31/12/21 01/18/2022
2022 Pre-primary 30 days 01/01/22 – 01/20/22 01/31/2022
2022 Pre-primary 8 days 01/21/22 – 02/19/22 02/22/2022
Primary runoff 2022 02/20/22 – 05/14/22 05/16/2022
2022 July semester 01/01/22 – 06/30/22 07/15/2022
2022 Pre-General 30 days 07/01/22 – 09/29/22 10/11/2022
2022 Pre-General 8 days 30/09/22 – 29/10/22 31/10/2022
2022 Jan Semi-Annual 01/07/22 – 31/12/22 01/17/2023

This article is a joint publication of Ballot and Transparency United Stateswho work together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.




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