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Greg Abbott Raised More Money Than Any Other Republican Candidate in Texas


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Texas Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have raised $137.4 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Greg Abbott has raised more than any other Republican.

Abbott is Governor of Texas and is running for re-election in 2022. Abbott raised $69.5 million and spent $68.0 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to Abbott.

Greg Abbott’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $69.5 million in reported donations, $13.3 million came from these 10 donors:

Total DonationsNameType
$2,281,765Greg Abbott Campaign*ENTITY
$1,808,900S Javaid AnwarINDIVIDUAL
$1,500,000James D Pitcock JrINDIVIDUAL
$1,500,000Kenny A and Lisa TrouttINDIVIDUAL
$1,310,000Bobby CoxINDIVIDUAL
$1,000,000Edward Roski JrINDIVIDUAL
$1,000,000Kelcy L WarrenINDIVIDUAL
$1,000,000Michael & Mary PorterINDIVIDUAL
$958,000Gary H MartinINDIVIDUAL
$912,250Tilman & Paige FertittaINDIVIDUAL

*This $2.3 million in contributions was reported by one Greg Abbott candidate committee (Texans for Greg Abbott) from another.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Greg Abbott’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days)2/22/2022
2022 Primary Runoff5/16/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Pre-General (30 Days)10/11/2022
2022 Pre-General (8 Days)10/31/2022
2022 Semiannual Data1/17/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.    

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