All profiles on the site are fully updated through the SemiJul report. Some links to jump right to the charts:
TX House Contributions - bit.ly/txhousecontribs
TX House Rankings - bit.ly/txhouserankings
TX Senate Contributions - bit.ly/txsenatecontri…
(cont) #txlege
(cont) All profiles on the site are fully updated through the SemiJul report. Some links to jump right to the charts:
TX Senate Rankings - bit.ly/txsenaterankin…
TX Statewide Contributions - bit.ly/txstatewide
TX Statewide Rankings - bit.ly/txstaterankings
#txlege
Observations on overall TX House contributions since 01/01/17:
$43,496,804 contributed
59,018 donations
$737 avg donation
Empower Texans is the top overall donor, giving $2,625,082
Assoc Republicans of Texas are 2nd, giving $1,723,025
#txlege
bit.ly/txhousecontribs
Observations on TX House contributions since 01/01/17 to Republicans:
$22,213,678 contributed
20,020 donations
$1,109 avg donation
Assoc Republicans of Texas is the top overall donor, giving $1.7MM
Texans For Lawsuit Reform is 2nd, giving $1.2MM
#txlege
bit.ly/txhousecontribs
Observations on TX House contributions since 01/01/17 to ETs:
$11,351,411 contributed
11,699 donations
$970 avg donation
Empower Texans is top donor, giving $2.6MM
Mayes Middleton gave $1.4MM (mostly to himself)
Texas Right To Life gave $1.1MM
#txlege bit.ly/txhousecontribs
One of the things I get asked the most is "how do I know who the people are who are major donors to or are affiliated with Empower Texans?" To attempt to show this, I've added some tags to the end of donors.
(ET) ET & TRL
(ET9) Big 9 ET donors
(ETR) ET related
#txlege
Observations on TX House contributions since 01/01/17 to Dems:
$9,864,045 contributed
27,079 donations
$364 avg donation
TREPAC is top donor, giving $222k
Border Health PAC gave $210k
TX Trial Lawyers gave $174k
#txlege
bit.ly/txhousecontribs
Top Contribution amount accumulated by TX House Republican candidates since 01/01/17
1. Charlie Geren (HD99) $1.1MM
2. Cody Harris (HD8) $1MM
3. Sarah Davis (HD134) $973k
4. Steve Allison (HD121) $733k
5. Giovanni Capriglione (HD98) $715k
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Top donation count by TX House Republican candidates since 01/01/17
1. Sarah Davis (HD134) 1,079
2. Charles Geren (HD99) 754
3. Four Price (HD87) 712
4. Chris Paddie (HD9) 620
5. Giovanni Capriglione (HD98) 573
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Highest per donation avg by TX House Republican candidates since 01/01/17
1. Reggie Smith (HD62) $2,485
2. x Scott Cosper (HD54) $2,146
3. Cody Harris (HD8) $1,988
4. Phil Stephenson (HD85) $1,972
5. Keith Bell (HD4) $1,905
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Lowest per donation avg (grassroots w/ 100 or more donors) by TX House Rep candidates since 01/01/17
1. Wil Metcalf (HD16) $315
2. x Joe Ruzicka (HD107) $465
3. Candy Noble (HD89) $481
4. Brad Buckley (HD54) $509
5. Ed Thompson (HD29) $533
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Top Contribution amount accumulated by TX House ET candidates since 01/01/17
1. Mayes Middleton (HD23) $1.7MM
2. x Thomas McNutt (HD8) $1.09MM
3. x Susanna Dokupil (HD134) $615k
4. Mike Lang (HD60) $550k
5. Lisa Ryan (HD114) $541k
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Top donation count by TX House ET candidates since 01/01/17
1. x Thomas McNutt (HD8) 1,195
2. Jonathan Boos (HD113) 757
3. Jonathan Stickland (HD92) 702
4. Mayes Middleton (HD23) 701
5. Lisa Ryan (HD114) 675
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Highest per donation avg by TX House ET candidates since 01/01/17
1. x Chris Fails (HD122) $4,227
2. x Matt Beebe (HD121) $2,818
3. Mayes Middleton (HD23) $2,425
4. x Susanna Dokupil (HD134) $1,849
5. x Stewart Spitzer (HD4) $1,711
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Lowest per donation avg (grassroots w/ 100 or more donors) by TX House ET candidates since 01/01/17
1. Jonathan Boos (HD113) $192
2. x CJ Grisham (HD55) $261
3. Brandon Hall (HD55) $400
4. Tony Tinderholt (HD94) $421
5. Matt Rinaldi (HD115) $457
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Top Contribution amount accumulated by TX House Dem candidates since 01/01/17
1. Roland Gutierrez (HD119) $510k
2. Julie Johnson (HD115) $460k
3. John Turner (HD114) $443k
4. Richard Raymond (HD42) $361k
5. Sheryl Cole (HD46) $332k
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Top donation count by TX House Dem candidates since 01/01/17
1. Brandy Chambers (HD112) 1,929
2. James Talarico (HD52) 908
3. Sheryl Cole (HD46) 872
4. Ana-Maria Ramos (HD102) 796
5. Erin Zwiener (HD45) 793
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Highest per donation avg by TX House Dem candidates since 01/01/17
1. Eddie Lucio (HD38) $1,545
2. Richard Raymond (HD42) $1,373
3. Senfronia Thompson (HD141) $1,197
4. Ryan Guillen (HD31) $1,129
5. Ana Hernandez (HD143) $1,118
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings
Lowest per donation avg (grassroots w/100+ donors and $20k+) by TX House Dem candidates since 01/01/17
1. Mica Ringo (HD98) $41
2. Brandy Chambers (HD112) $50
3. Ana-Maria Ramos (HD102) $51
4. Rhetta Bowers (HD113) $73
5. Nancy Bean (HD93) $74
#txlege
bit.ly/txhouserankings

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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.
$349k - Empower Texans
$50k - Kyle Stallings
$20k - Texas Right To Life
$20k - Tim Dunn
$10k - Dick Saulsbury
#txlege
And wasting all that money on Stuart Spitzer in HD4
$183k - Empower Texans
$57k - Texas Right To Life
$40k - Darlene Pendery
$36k - Jonathan Strickland Campaign
$18k - Stacy Hock
$10k - Constituents Focus
And on and on and on
#txlege
Read 10 tweets
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
First off, Empower is telling people to use transparency texas . org for campaign finance data. This is a site with campaign finance stuff, but what they don't tell you is that Empower Texans owns the site. Show up for data, read Empower propaganda. Not very transparent. #txlege
Empower is attacking Dan Flynn for 52% of his contributions coming from Austin. And yes, the 52% is a real number. Flynn has had $430k contributed to his campaign since 01/01/17, with 52% of it coming from an Austin address. #txlege
Read 21 tweets
Aug 25, 2018
Since Jessica was good enough to bring up Paxton and Empower and declare "He's their man", I thought I pull together a mini-thread and few pie charts to help illustrate that fact. #txlege
In the 2014 election cycle, Ken Paxton was running for AG for the first time. From 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014, Paxton raised:
$8,323,245 from 3,951 donors
$4,443,856 (53%) from the top 100 donors
$1,098,470 came from ET World (DOES NOT include a $1,000,000 loan from ET) #txlege
When you look at the Ken Paxton 2014 election cycle, the ET World money breaks down as:
Empower Texans - $402,470 (does not include a $1,000,000 loan from ET to Paxton)
ET9 (major ET donors) - $600,000
ETR (ET related donors) - $96,000
Total - $1.1m
2014 - He's their man #txlege
Read 8 tweets
Aug 16, 2018
Looks like Texas Alliance For Life is doing "pay to play" advertising for some candidates.
02/25 - Mailer supporting Jason Villalba $11,886
02/28 - Villalba donation for $12k
02/28 - Mailer supporting JD Sheffield $10,483
06/08 - Sheffield donation for $11k
#txlege
And then there is a $17k donation from Texas House Leadership Fund to Texas Alliance For Life on 03/14. Right after TAFL had spent $16,657 on mailers for Capriglione & Cosper ($13k on 02/28), and Clardy ($3.6k on 03/02), all candidates that THL had supported. #txlege
I know stuff like this has just been “politics”. This is the kind of thing the Empower World does, specifically with the New Leadership PAC (which I’ve talked about before). Please, let’s be better than that and not stoop to that level.
Read 7 tweets
Aug 15, 2018
I've looked at the 19 Empower Texans candidates still on the ballot. Some serious money pouring in, dominating a candidates finance report. It's even more startling when you see the 23 candidates who didn't advance in the primaries.
#txlege
23 Empower Texans endorsed / funded by the ET World candidates got knocked out in the primaries. There was A LOT of money poured into these candidates from all across ET World. The graphic shows you just how much ET World filled up their coffers vs regular folks. #txlege
There are just 4 knocked out ET World candidates who received less than 50% of their money from an ET / ET related source:
43% Susanna Dokupil
41% Brandon Hall
35% Chris Fails
0.2% Amber Pearce (late endorsement in a crowded field, but not any money of note)
This is nuts #txlege
Read 4 tweets
Aug 14, 2018
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.
SD2
Bob Hall (E) running against Kendall Scudder (D)
Since 01/01/17 raised $1,382,313
657 donations
$2,103 avg
ET / TRL - $503k (36.4%)
ET9 - $208.5k (15%)
ETR - $269k (19.4%)
ET World Total - $980.5k (71%)
Top Donors
- Empower Texans ($393k)
- Dan Patrick ($247k)
#txlege
SD2
Kendall Scudder (D) running against Bob Hall (E)
Since 01/01/17 raised $131,596
920 donations
$143 avg
Top Donors
- Cristan Shamburger ($39.8k) 30%
- Kolby Flowers ($20k) 15%
Donations from
- Commerce 32.4%
- Dallas 16.9%
- Forest Hills 15.2%
#txlege
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