Money for Running: Campaign Cash Highlights

July 15 reports trickling in for federal, state, local races


After his debate flop, the other shoe dropped on Beto O'Rourke as his campaign reported a $3.6 million haul for the quarter – half of what he raised on the day he announced, and a weak enough total to drop him another tick on our Bet-o-Castr-o-Meter. However, he has $5.2 million in the bank, which is enough to start digging himself out of a hole. Julián Castro's numbers were lower than Beto's, but higher than expected, buoyed by his strong debate performance and the burst of attention that came with it. We're leaving him unchanged for now.

July 15 was the most recent deadline for campaign finance filings; here are some numbers for leading candidates in closely watched state and local races. Totals represent "cash on hand" as of June 30, except where indicated. We'll continue to update as reports come in.

President of the United States

(Texas candidates)

Beto O'Rourke (D): $5,243,891.02

Julián Castro (D): $1,136,053.30

Marianne Williamson (D): $547,892.30

U.S. Senate

John Cornyn (R-incumbent): $9.1 million

MJ Hegar (D): $595,433

U.S. House: TX-10

Michael McCaul (R-incumbent): $698,000

Pritesh Gandhi (D): $264,000

Mike Siegel (D): $142,000

Shannon Hutcheson (D): $276,000

Siegel campaign announced $250,000 raised in 2nd quarter, $107,000 spent

U.S. House: TX-17

Bill Flores (R-incumbent): $511,000

Rick Kennedy (D): $10,000

U.S. House: TX-21

Chip Roy (R-incumbent): $656,000

Jennie Lou Leeder (D): $3,700

Michael Felts (I): $3,400

Bruce Boville (D): $2,000 (as of 3/31)

U.S. House: TX-25

Roger Williams (R-incumbent): $1.3 million

Julie Oliver (D): $109,000

Oliver campaign announced $122,000 raised in 2nd quarter, $12,000 spent

U.S. House: TX-31

John Carter (R-incumbent): $676,000

Michael Howard (R): $7,150

Murray Holcomb (D): $29,000

Jon Curtis (D): $203

Christine Eady Mann (D): $23,100

Howard campaign announced $35,000 raised in 2nd quarter, $28,000 spent

Mann campaign announced $42,300 raised in 2nd quarter

U.S. House: TX-35

Lloyd Doggett (D-incumbent): $4.4 million

Travis County District Attorney

Margaret Moore (D-incumbent): $198,000

José Garza (D): $57,000 (self-reported)

Erin Martinson (D): No filing this quarter

City of Austin PACs for ballot measures

Fair Play Austin (soccer): $20,869.80

Unconventional Austin (Convention Center): $19,055.46

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