January 16, 2020

Nine Texas House Republicans and Three Dems Qualify
for $100,000 Club in Swing Races with Six-Month Hauls

By Mike Hailey
Capitol Inside Editor

Texas House
Fundraising

Races to Watch
R & D Incumbents
July-Dec 2019
Cash Dec 31

Morgan Meyer (R-Inc)
House District 108
Jan 15 Report: $320,177
Total Donations: $475,772
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $395,691
Jeff Leach (R-Inc)
House District 67
Jan 15 Report: $219,581
Total Donations: $406,160
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $403,443
Mayes Middleton (R-Inc)
House District 23
Jan 15 Report: $14,763
Total Donations: $314,868
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $347,505
Angie Chen Button (R-Inc)
House District 112
Jan 15 Report: $275,239
Total Donations: $305,629
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $771,632
Craig Goldman (R-Inc)
House District 97
Jan 15 Report: $229,077
Total Donations: $302,417
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $659,755
John Turner (D-Inc)
House District 114
Jan 15 Report: $250,766
Total Donations: $286,212
Campaign Loans: $11,500
Cash on Hand: $388,380
Matt Krause (R-Inc)
House District 93
Jan 15 Report: $151,819
Total Donations: $208,549
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $501,429
Lynn Stucky (R-Inc)
House District 64
Jan 15 Report: $165,321
Total Donations: $201,611
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $163,865
Steve Allison (R-Inc)
House District 121
Jan 15 Report: $139,200
Total Donations: $201,315
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $139,155
Todd Hunter (R-Inc)
House District 32
Jan 15 Report: $176,524
Total Donations: $176,914
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $2,379,209
Jim Murphy (R-Inc)
House District 133
Jan 15 Report: $120,076
Total Donations: $153,365
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $487,913
Matt Shaheen (R-Inc)
House District 66
Jan 15 Report: $110,700
Total Donations: $145,390
Campaign Loans: $187,000
Cash on Hand: $207,093
Vikki Goodwin (D-Inc)
House District 47
Jan 15 Report: $120,002
Total Donations: $137,057
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $36,850
Erin Zwiener (D-Inc)
House District 45
Jan 15 Report: $109,467
Total Donations: $128,725
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $75,336
Sarah Davis (R-Inc)
House District 134
Jan 15 Report: $89,750
Total Donations: $114,571
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $230,958
Ed Thompson (R-Inc)
House District 29
Jan 15 Report: $90,980
Total Donations: $92,983
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $416,865
Brad Buckley (R-Inc)
House District 54
Jan 15 Report: $81,425
Total Donations: $91,676
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $75,046
Dennis Paul (R-Inc)
House District 129
Jan 15 Report: $85,621
Total Donations: $91,096
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $116,486
Gina Calanni (D-Inc)
House District 132
Jan 15 Report: $82,002
Total Donations: $90,793
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $70,770
Jon Rosenthal (D-Inc)
House District 135
Jan 15 Report: $70,841
Total Donations: $80,409
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $41,320
John Raney (R-Inc)
House District 14
Jan 15 Report: $44,896
Total Donations: $79,969
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $98,682
Sam Harless (R-Inc)
House District 126
Jan 15 Report: $73,265
Total Donations: $78,265
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $103,669
Tony Tinderholt (R-Inc)
House District 94
Jan 15 Report: $44,281
Total Donations: $71,101
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $80,833
Michelle Beckley (D-Inc)
House District 65
Jan 15 Report: $63,835
Total Donations: $15,335
Campaign Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $79,170
Source: Texas
Ethics Commission

A dozen state representatives loaded campaign war chests with six-figure sums in the second half of 2019 for re-election bids in districts where they will be targets this fall in the most critical Texas House elections in modern times.

Two of the three House Republicans who are the most vulnerable on paper - State Reps. Morgan Meyer of Dallas and Angie Chen Button of Garland - raked in more campaign cash in the past six months than any of the lawmakers who are in danger on the House battlefield in 2020.

But a freshman Democrat who has better odds on paper than GOP colleagues in swing districts - State Rep. John Turner of Dallas - posted the only other quarter-million haul in the same span of time as the leading fundraiser among a dozen minority party members who are in the Republicans' sights this year after flipping seats from red to blue in 2018.

A pair of Republicans who could be in trouble in swing districts - State Reps. Craig Goldman of Fort Worth and Jeff Leach of Allen - rounded out the list of targeted House members who raised more than $200,000 in the reporting period that ended on December 31.

A handful of other Republicans who are vulnerable to various degrees - State Reps. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi, Lynn Stucy of Sanger, Matt Krause of Fort Worth, Steve Allison of San Antonio and Matt Shaheen of Plano - received more than $100,000 from supporters in the closing half of last year.

Two rookie Democrats who wrestled seats from the GOP in the last cycle - State Reps. Vikki Goodwin of Austin and Erin Zwiener of Driftwood - rounded up six-digits sums from contributors in the past six months as well.

Meyer raised more than $320,000 between July and January to push his fundraising total for the entire last year to almost $476,000 - the most that any targeted representative on either side of the aisle has generated from donors in the current cycle.

Button reported donations of nearly $306,000 for 2019 after rounding up more than $275,000 in the second half of the year.

But Leach ranks second behind Meyer in total fundraising for 2019 with contributions topping $406,000 in the past 12 months.

more to come ...

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