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Hotlist Races by the 30-Day Numbers

Where the candidates in the Legislature's most-watched races stand on the campaign fundraising side with less than a month to go before the general election.

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With 30-day campaign reports published this week, we present the topline fundraising numbers for the major-party candidates in the races highlighted in the Texas Weekly Hotlist.

In addition, we include the top three donors to each of those candidates. Third-party candidates are being omitted for one simple reason — with the exception of a single candidate, HD-94 Libertarian candidate Robert Harris, no third-party candidate reported any fundraising activity.

In format, we follow the hotlist's priorities, listing first the red races, followed by the orange races and then then the yellow races. The candidate representing the party that currently holds the seat is listed first.

Red Races

SD-10:

Libby Willis (D)

Contributions: $ 744,697.88                       Expenditures: $ 330,788.85

Cash on Hand: $ 474,255.70

Top 3 Donors: Back to Basics PAC — $500,000; AFSCME — $25,000; Annie's List — $20,000

Konni Burton (R)

Contributions: $ 335,387.65                       Expenditures: $ 140,287.22

Cash on Hand: $ 200,943.78

Top 3 Donors: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC — $77,200; Dick Weekley — $25,000; Texans for Education Reform PAC — $25,000

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HD-23:

Susan Criss (D)

Contributions: $ 279,955.85                       Expenditures: $ 160,660.09

Cash on Hand: $ 273,556.64

Top 3 Donors: Back to Basics PAC — $100,000; Amber Mostyn — $100,000; Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC — $11,393.41

Wayne Faircloth (R)

Contributions: $ 155,602.06                       Expenditures: $ 43,482.36

Cash on Hand: $ 157,104.05

Top 3 Donors: Texas Republican Representatives Campaign Committee — $26,500; Texans for Education Reform PAC — $25,000; Republican Party of Texas/TX Victory Account — $8,000

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HD-105:

Rodney Anderson (R)

Contributions: $ 171,099.84                       Expenditures: $ 115,119.19

Cash on Hand: $ 73,383.64

Top 3 Donors: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC — $31,530.65; Texans for Education Reform PAC — $25,000; Texas Association of Realtors PAC — $20,000

Susan Motley (D)

Contributions: $ 145,849.23                       Expenditures: $ 74,081.30

Cash on Hand: $ 44,679.87

Top 3 Donors: Back to Basics PAC — $25,000; Texas Organizing Project PAC — $24,603.92; Texans for Insurance Reform — $ 21,772.96

Orange Races

HD-43:

J.M. Lozano* (R)

Contributions: $ 260,875.14                       Expenditures: $ 103,872.91

Cash on Hand: $ 52,979.73

Top 3 Donors: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC — $85,693.62; Associated Republicans of Texas — $50,000; Texas Republican Representatives Campaign Committee — $47,581.52

Kim Gonzalez (D)

Contributions: $ 77,679.58              Expenditures: $ 47,807.80

Cash on Hand: $ 27,986.01

Top 3 Donors: Back to Basics PAC — $25,000; Texas House Democratic Campaign Commitee — $9,508; Annie's List — $4,860

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HD-94:

Tony Tinderholt (R)

Contributions: $ 25,146.20              Expenditures: $ 22,044.11

Cash on Hand: $ 5,190.35

Top 3 Donors: Empower Texans PAC — $5,000; Jeff Sandefer — $5,000; Texans for Education Reform PAC — $2,500

Cole Ballweg (D)

Contributions: $ 20,457.00              Expenditures: $ 37,268.09

Cash on Hand: $ 12,688.12

Top 3 Donors: Thomas Ballweg — $3,000; Texas State Teachers Association PAC — $2,000; Steven Poole/Texas AFT/Arlington Professional Fire Fighters Association PAC/George Morey — $1,000

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HD-113:

Cindy Burkett* (R)

Contributions: $ 188,011.82                       Expenditures: $ 145,794.92

Cash on Hand: $ 87,823.14

Top 3 Donors: Texas Republican Representatives Campaign Committee — $46,500; Texans for Education Reform PAC — $25,000; Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC — $20,000

Milton Whitley (D)

Contributions: $ 47,632.77              Expenditures: $ 21,176.20

Cash on Hand: $ 31,046.31

Top 3 Donors: Back to Basics PAC — $25,000; Battleground Texas — $4,656.37; Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers PAC — $3,000

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HD-117:

Philip Cortez* (D)

Contributions: $ 82,469.83              Expenditures: $ 66,150.83

Cash on Hand: $ 48,670.34

Top 3 Donors: Back to Basics PAC — $20,000; Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC — $12,000; Texas State Teachers Association PAC — $5,000

Rick Galindo (R)

Contributions: $ 57,327.50              Expenditures: $ 15,954.35

Cash on Hand: $ 25,161.41

Top 3 Donors: Texans for Education Reform — $20,000; Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC — $15,067.50; Associated Republicans of Texas — $14,100

Yellow Races

HD-50:

Celia Israel* (D)

Contributions: $ 49,490.00              Expenditure: $ 51,314.98

Cash on Hand: $ 32,181.24

Top 3 Donors: Texas Association of Realtors PAC — $10,000; Lee Manford/Lew Aldridge/Lloyd Doggett for Congress/SW Liuna PAC — $1,050

Mike VanDeWalle (R)

Contributions: $ 16,550.00              Expenditures: $ 2,670.11

Cash on Hand: $ 11,266.33

Top 3 Donors: Republican Party of Texas/TX Victory Account — $5,000; Austin Republican Women PAC/Workman for Texas/Guy & Diane Goodwin Trust/Mark Marquardt — $1,000

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HD-107:

Kenneth Sheets* (R)

Contributions: $ 300,961.95                       Expenditures: $ 173,296.15

Cash on Hand: $ 186,440.37

Top 3 Donors: Texas Republican Representatives Campaign Committee — $69,675; Associated Republicans of Texas — $50,000; Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC — $45,000

Carol Donovan (D)

Contributions: $ 64,210.31              Expenditures: $ 91,974.22

Cash on Hand: $ 74,897.00

Top 3 Donors: Daniel Donovan — $10,000; Battleground Texas — $5,081.92; Joseph Grissaffi/Annie's List — $5,000

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HD-115:

Matt Rinaldi (R)

Contributions: $ 37,060.00              Expenditures: $ 5,242.74

Cash on Hand: $ 34,858.19

Top 3 Donors: Texans for Education Reform PAC — $7,500; Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC/Jeff Sandefer — $5,000

Paul Stafford (D)

Contributions: $ 16,165.56              Expenditures: $ 15,685.88

Cash on Hand: $ 10,591.38

Top 3 Donors: Battleground Texas — $3,350.56; Texas State Teachers Assocation PAC — $2,000; Law Offices of James & Reynolds/Thomas Johnson/Terry Barker/Rafael Anchia/Harry Leatherwood — $1,000

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HD-144:

Mary Ann Perez* (D)

Contributions: $ 95,538.55              Expenditures: $ 48,324.96

Cash on Hand: $ 105,724.57

Top 3 Donors: Texas Organizing Project PAC — $10,864.39; Farmers Employee and Agent PAC of Texas — $10,000; Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC — $6,000

Gilbert Peña (R)

Contributions: $ 2,633.16                Expenditures: $ 395.91

Cash on Hand: $ 2,068.00

Top 3 Donors: Texas Federation of Republican Women — $1,100; Willian Treneer — $1,033.16; Associated Republicans of Texas — $500

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HD-149

Hubert Vo* (D)

Contributions: $ 64,150.00              Expenditures: $ 30,110.31

Cash on Hand: $ 59,712.79

Top 3 Donors: Texas Association of Realtors PAC — $10,000; Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC — $8,500; Border Health PAC — $5,000

Al Hoang (R)

Contributions: $ 21,956.72              Expenditures: $ 25,922.10

Cash on Hand: $ 20,692.61

Top 3 Donors: Vincent Chau — $5,000; Liem Phan — $4,000; Texas Federation of Republican Women PAC — $1,200

*Editor's note: Candidates marked with an asterisk are incumbents

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