If we can agree that the top donors to any party can and should be thought of as the special interests, I'd like to build upon my data from yesterday and illustrate the candidates who are (or aren't) being funded by those top donors.
There are 8,724 unique contributors to Democrats running for Texas House. How much has each candidate received from the Top 20 Democrat donors (which we can hopefully all agree would be “Special Interests”)? Remember, the top 20 are 0.2% of the total donors. #txlege /2
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD001 Brannon, Bill - 0%
HD003 Segar, Lisa - 0%
HD008 Ratcliff, Wesley - 0%
HD010 Emery, Kimberly - 0%
HD011 Johnson, Alec - 0%
HD012 Arnold, Marianne - 0%
HD013 Webster, Cecil - 0%
#txlege /3
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD014 Wilkinson, Josh - 0%
HD015 McGill, Lorena - 0%
HD016 Midler, Mike - 0%
HD017 Ryan, Michelle - 0%
HD018 Lemond, Fred - 0%
HD022 Deshotel, Joe - 27%
HD023 Jamrok, Amanda 0%
#txlege /4
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD026 DeMerchant, Sarah 0%
HD027 Reynolds, Ron 5%
HD028 Scoggins, Meghan 0%
HD030 Hayter, Robin 0%
HD031 Guillen, Ryan 36%
HD033 Gunn, Laura 0%
HD034 Herrero, Abel 19%
#txlege /5
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD035 Longoria, Oscar 22%
HD036 Munoz, Sergio 10%
HD037 Dominguez, Alex 0%
HD038 Lucio, Eddie 74%
HD039 Martinez, Mando 52%
HD040 Canales, Terry 67%
HD041 Guerra, Robert 54%
#txlege /6
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD042 Raymond, Richard 22%
HD043 Torres Miller, Dee Ann 0%
HD045 Zwiener, Erin 0%
HD046 Cole, Sheryl 18%
HD047 Goodwin, Vikki 0%
HD048 Howard, Donna 11%
HD049 Hinojosa, Gina 12%
#txlege /7
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD050 Israel, Celia 20%
HD051 Rodriguez, Eddie 30%
HD052 Talarico, James 0%
HD053 Ertel, Stephanie 0%
HD054 Richerson, Kathy 0%
HD056 Turner-Pearson, Katherine 0%
HD057 Rogers, Jason
#txlege /8
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD062 Hefner, Valerie 0%
HD063 Haines, Laura 0%
HD064 Morris, Andrew 0%
HD065 Beckley, Michelle 0%
HD066 Hirsh, Sharon 0%
HD070 Luton, Julie 0%
HD071 Hatton, Sam 0%
#txlege /9
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD073 Phillips, Stephanie 0%
HD074 Nevarez, Pancho 34%
HD075 Gonzalez, Mary 41%
HD076 Blanco, Cesar 38%
HD077 Ortega, Evelina 30%
HD078 Moody, Joe 29%
HD079 Pickett, Joe 59%
#txlege /10
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD080 King, Tracy 15%
HD081 Gamboa, Armando 0%
HD082 Bounds, Spencer 0%
HD083 Landry, Drew 0%
HD084 Fields, Samantha 0%
HD085 Cantu, Jennifer 0%
HD086 Purcell, Mike 0%
#txlege /11
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD089 Ash, Ray 0%
HD090 Romero, Ramon 0%
HD091 Sims, Jeromey 0%
HD092 Riddell, Steve 0%
HD093 Bean, Nancy 0%
HD094 Jones, Finnigan 0%
HD095 Collier, Nicole 32%
#txlege /12
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD097 McLaughlin, Beth 0%
HD098 Ringo, Mica 0%
HD099 Stackhouse, Michael 0%
HD100 Johnson, Eric 7%
HD101 Turner, Chris 11%
HD102 Ramos, Ana-Maria 0%
HD103 Anchia, Rafael 10%
#txlege /13
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD104 Gonzalez, Jessica 0%
HD105 Meza, Terry 0%
HD106 Thompson, Ramona 0%
HD107 Neave, Victoria 16%
HD108 Cattanach, Joanna 1%
HD109 Sherman, Carl 22%
HD110 Rose, Toni 30%
#txlege /14
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD111 Davis, Yvonne 32%
HD112 Chambers, Brandy 0%
HD113 Bowers, Rhetta 0%
HD114 Turner, John 8%
HD115 Johnson, Julie 4%
HD116 Fischer, Trey 17%
HD117 Cortez, Phillip 24%
#txlege /15
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD118 Pacheco, Leo 5%
HD119 Gutierrez, Roland 23%
HD120 Hawkins, Barbara 21%
HD121 Montoya, Celina 0%
HD122 Barnett, Claire 0%
HD123 Bernal, Diego 21%
HD124 Minjarez, Ina 25%
#txlege /16
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD125 Rodriguez, Justin 18%
HD126 Hurtado, Natali 0%
HD129 Karjeker, Alex 0%
HD130 Infortunio, Fred 0%
HD131 Allen, Alma 32%
HD132 Calanni, Gina 0%
HD133 Schexnayder, Martin 0%
#txlege /17
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD134 Sawyer, Allison 0%
HD135 Rosenthal, Jon 0%
HD136 Bucy, John 0%
HD137 Wu, Gene 5%
HD138 Milasincic, Adam 0%
HD139 Johnson, Jarvis 17%
HD140 Walle, Armando 29%
#txlege /18
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD141 Thompson, Senfronia 43%
HD142 Dutton, Harold 28%
HD143 Hernandez, Ana 25%
HD144 Perez, Mary Ann 36%
HD145 Alvarado, Carol 15%
HD146 Thierry, Shawn Nicole 34%
HD147 Coleman, Garnet 17%
#txlege /19
What % of total Dem candidate donations have come from the top 20 Dem donors?
HD148 Farrar, Jessica 74%
HD149 Vo, Hubert 56%
#txlege /20
That's the full list of Dem candidates with reported dollars and what % the top 20 Dem donors gave them. A few have %'s that concern me, but by and large, the dem candidates seem to have diverse donor lists and aren't dominated by a few large voices. #txlege /end
Even candidates who have raised significant $, like @TurnerForTX and @juliejohnsonTX, have Top 20 percentages of 8% and 4%. That says they are getting funding from some of the large donors, but it is being offset by a large number of small donors and donations. #txlege /PS

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Aug 31, 2018
We can add Kel Seliger in SD31 to the list of Republicans being attacked by Empower Texans as we head to the general. Rather than “money from Austin”, it’s switched up to money outside his district. #txlege
Tim Dunn and ET World seems like they are really mad about wasting all that money on Mike Canon.
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$20k - Texas Right To Life
$20k - Tim Dunn
$10k - Dick Saulsbury
#txlege
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Aug 29, 2018
Tim Dunn and Empower Texans are sending out letters to folks in House District 2, attacking Dan Flynn, the Republican incumbent. Yes, thats right. The republican incumbent is being attacked by the extreme end of the republican party as we near the general election. #txlege
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$8,323,245 from 3,951 donors
$4,443,856 (53%) from the top 100 donors
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ET9 (major ET donors) - $600,000
ETR (ET related donors) - $96,000
Total - $1.1m
2014 - He's their man #txlege
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Aug 16, 2018
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02/25 - Mailer supporting Jason Villalba $11,886
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02/28 - Mailer supporting JD Sheffield $10,483
06/08 - Sheffield donation for $11k
#txlege
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#txlege
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What will follow is a snapshot of the contributions and donors to each Texas Senate race. I'll post the candidates by Republican, Empower, and Democrat. Pies will be added in fits and starts, but all will be in this thread.
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Bob Hall (E) running against Kendall Scudder (D)
Since 01/01/17 raised $1,382,313
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ET9 - $208.5k (15%)
ETR - $269k (19.4%)
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