The War Room

State Races

Senate District 19

Current: Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Pete Flores (R) $186,943.23 $95,942.49 $326,800.37
Roland Gutierrez (D) $319,534.01 $317,263.23 $70,128.93
Alfredo Ramirez (D) $18,090.50 $16,375.54 $1,965.40
Xochil Pena Rodriguez (D) $72,663.00 $88,738.22 $80,020.15
Belinda Shvetz (D) $0.00 $1,320.00 $0.00

Background

Incumbent Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) won the 2018 special election over Democrat Pete Gallego. The seat was vacated by former Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) who was indicted for operating a Ponzi scheme. Democratic candidates this time around are Texas Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) and daughter of former U.S. Rep. Ciro Davis Rodriguez, Xochil Pena Rodriguez. Flores is the first Republican to hold that seat since Reconstruction.

Coverage

Last updated: February 10, 2020

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House District 2

Current: Dan Flynn (R-Canton)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Dan Flynn (R) $49,921.39 $6,729.08 $31,651.88
Dwayne “Doc” Collins (R) $4,610.00 $7,234.59 $15,491.83
Bryan Slaton (R) $151,179.00 $31,013.39 $146,688.09
Bill Brannon (D) $0 $814.00 $6,602.27

Background

Incumbent Dan Flynn will once again face off against Bryan Slaton, who’s now posing his third challenge to Flynn after coming about 800 votes short of victory in 2018. Dwayne “Doc” Collins, founder of the Edom Tea Party, rounds out the Republican field. The Republican nominee will face off against lone Democratic candidate Bill Brannon, who’s also run for the seat before, though claiming this seat will prove to be an uphill battle for the Democrats as Flynn won the 2018 general election with 80% of the vote.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 25

Current: Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Troy Brimage (R) $192,650.00 $130,375.85 $62,275.00
Ro’Vin Garrett (R) $2,867.94 $10,328.65 $11,836.94
Rhonda Seth (R) $58,275.00 $32,702.28 $25,204.92
Mitch Thames (R) $2,425.00 $2,145.03 $3,970.92
Cody Vasut (R) $4,316.00 $16,572.53 $10,030.01
Patrick Henry (D) $1,750.00 $1,019.13 $1,750.00

Background

After embattled Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced he would not run for reelection, a bevy of candidates threw their hats in the ring to replace the leader of the lower chamber. Bonnen was accused of offering a quid pro quo to grassroots leader Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans. Sullivan later released an audio recording of the meeting, which matched the claims he made regarding Bonnen’s alleged offer.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 45

Current: Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Erin Zwiener (D) $136,555.51 $95,956.80 $83,178.49
Liliana Posada (D) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Carrie Isaac (R) $158,669.57 $65,523.12 $83,186.91
Austin Talley (R) $12,375 $29,197.39 $971.46
Kent “Bud” Wymore (R) $125,195.86 $41,360.52 $85,323.76

Includes fundraising periods covering Jan. 1, 2019 through Jan. 23, 2020.

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

The district in Hays and Blanco counties between Austin and San Antonio, has been held securely by both Republicans and Democrats in the recent past. After Republican Jason Isaac held the seat from 2010-2018 and decided to run in a different race after his last term, Democrat Erin Zwiener won the seat by a slight 3.2 percent margin. With a presidential election this year, Republicans — including Isaac’s wife, Carrie — are seeking to take back the seat.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 47

Current: Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Justin Berry (R) $44,301.52 $34,016.52 $6,432.63
Jennifer Fleck (R) $40,550.85 $38,038.38 $19,188.34
Jenny Roan Forgey (R) $133,006.73 $63,354.52 $61,993.73
Vikki Goodwin (D) $137,057.76 $82,305.47 $105,980.97
Aaron Reitz (R) $42,322.40 $31,413.07 $21,827.39
Don Zimmerman (R) $82,127.00 $60,563.24 $53,512.59

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

Incumbent Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) upset the incumbent GOP representative in 2018 by 5,000 votes. Goodwin will face the winner of the five-person GOP primary. Jenny Roan Forgey, daughter of a former lobbyist, has a substantial fundraising lead over the rest of the field. The next closest is Don Zimmerman, former Austin city councilman, who benefits from better name-ID than the rest having been on the ballot before.

The other three candidates are police officer Justin Berry, attorney Jennifer Fleck, and former Marine and attorney Aaron Reitz. Goodwin has the advantage of incumbency but there is no track record to look back on showing the district has turned any shade of blue. She hopes 2018 was not an anomaly but also won’t have the benefit of a high-profile U.S. Senate candidate driving millions of dollars to the suburbs and voters to the polls.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 52

Current: James Talarico (D-Round Rock)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
James Talarico (D) $117,971.24 $59,414.02 $68,656.13
Lucio Valdez (R) $7,185.00 $4,908.63 $3,607.57

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

With only one candidate from each party running, the race will be unaffected by the primaries on March 3. The seat may prove to be competitive in the general election, though, as the district is one of the 12 that Democrats flipped in 2018.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 59

Current: J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
J.D. Sheffield (R) $37,220.63 $36,149.05 $92,382.49
Cody Johnson (R) $8,652.17 $125,231.41 $828,663.74
Shelby Slawson (R) $12,960.00 $14,887.58 $49,978.00

Background

Incumbent J.D. Sheffield, who was ranked as the second most liberal Republican in the Texas House according to data compiled by Rice University Professor Mark P. Jones, is facing off against formidable opponents this cycle. Johnson, who is largely self-funded, is running an aggressive campaign to unseat the incumbent.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 60

Current: Mike Lang (R-Granbury) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Jon Francis (R) $626,292.50 $359,688.56 $341,389.02
Christopher Perricone (R) $763.73 $804.00 $175.00
Glenn Rogers (R) $161,904.79 $156,406.71 $93,302.05
Kellye SoRelle (R) $14,187.00 $8,637.61 $1,191.34

Background

Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury) announced his retirement to run for Hood County commissioner at the eleventh hour, extending filing for the race. After that, businessman and Wilks family member Jon Francis entered the race. He joined Dr. Glenn Rogers (who had been running since July), Mineral Wells mayor Christopher Perricone, and attorney Kellye SoRelle.

The race really is between Francis and Rogers and if one of them reaches above 50 percent in the primary, a runoff will be avoided. If not, the top two will have a runoff on May 26.

Rogers has been endorsed by former Governor Rick Perry and is rumored to have an endorsement coming from retiring Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX-11). Francis, meanwhile, has been endorsed by Ted Cruz and a bevy of conservative statewide organizations such as Texas Right to Life, Texas Values, Texas Gun Rights, and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 65

Current: Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Michelle Beckley (D) $94,747.40 $113,675.16 $35,282.07
Paige Dixon (D) $17,586.72 $13,170.28 $917.40
Nancy Cline (R) $6,765.00 $40,095.55 $2,266.63
Kronda Thimesch (R) $61,753.55 $21,240.10 $46,855.11

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

Michelle Beckley was one of the 12 Democratic candidates in 2018 to flip a seat. In addition to the two Republicans seeking to challenger her, Beckley is also facing a primary challenge from another Democratic candidate.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 66

Current: Matt Shaheen (R-Plano)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Sharon Hirsch (D) $64,065.22 $23,833.74 $45,261.13
Aimee Garza Lopez (D) $15,580.90 $42,569.12 $101,057.43
Matt Shaheen (R) $145,390.17 $110,825.70 $207,093.00

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

In 2018, Shaheen narrowly edged out Democratic challenger Sharon Hirsch by fewer than 400 votes. This year, he’ll face either Hirsch or her Democratic primary opponent Aimee Garza Lopez.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 92

Current: Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Jeff Cason (R) $180,722.00 $62,738.81 $119,245.24
Taylor Gillig (R) $1,000.00 $4,400.49 $2,559.21
Jim Griffin (R) $9,505.00 $65,814.73 $21,971.71
Steve Riddell (D) $2,192.87 $3,671.05 $17,581.72
Jeff Whitfield (D) $4,400.00 $4,823.40 $120,303.82

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Republican.”

Background

With Jonathan Stickland announcing his retirement after holding the seat since 2012, conservatives are vying for the chance to replace Stickland’s strong voice within the community and among his conservative base. Leading the pack, Jeff Cason is well-known in the community and has garnered strong support from a number of grassroots organizations, including Texas Right to Life and Texas Home School Coalition. He also earned an endorsement from Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn. Jim Griffin has also gained prominence within the community after serving as Mayor of Bedford since 2012.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 93

Current: Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Matt Krause (R) $151,819.00 $39,019.66 $501,429.96
Lydia Bean (D) $66,004.90 $17,516.36 $71,877.50

Polling

This district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Republican.”

Background

Incumbent Matt Krause has represented House District 93 for four terms, beating his Democratic opponent in 2018 by a margin of seven points. After earning her PhD at Harvard and going on to teach at Baylor University, Lydia Bean launched a campaign to challenge the prominent incumbent, advocating for fully funding public schools and Medicaid expansion.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 102

Current: Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Richardson)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Ana-Maria Ramos (D) $58,288.32 $62,162.46 $35,338.77
Linda Koop (R) $98,943.00 $65,489.24 $47,538.96
Rick Walker (R) $4,255.00 $3,153.62 $1,305.91

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

In 2018, Ana-Maria Ramos, a Democrat, unseated Republican Rep. Linda Koop from the district. This year, Koop is seeking to take the seat back along with another Republican, Rick Walker. Koop has received the endorsement of Gov. Greg Abbott, while Walker has been endorsed by the Texas Home School Coalition.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 105

Current: Terry Meza (D-Irving)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Terry Meza (D) $24,557.00 $14,195.36 $51,966.33
Gerson Hernandez (R) $750.00 $0 $0

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

In 2016, Terry Meza ran against Republican incumbent Rodney Anderson and lost. In 2018, Meza ran against Anderson once again and Democrats regained control of the seat. She won with 55 percent of the vote, and will face off against just one challenger this cycle, Republican Gerson Hernandez.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 108

Current: Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Joanna Cattanach (D) $149,874.99 $140,566.62 $50,924.74
Tom Ervin (D) $70,015.35 $38,249.91 $30,529.33
Morgan Meyer (R) $476,772.39 $223,035.71 $395,691.45
Shawn Terry (D) $392,371.34 $236,896.52 $143,064.89

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

Meyer had one of the thinnest 2018 margins of victory winning re-election by 220 votes. In 2020, he’ll likely face Democratic challenger Joanna Cattanach for a rematch.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 112

Current: Angie Chen Button (R-Richardson)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Angie Chen Button (R) $305,629.26 $51,855.28 $771,632.57
Brandy Chambers (D) $52,986.45 $64,085.03 $38,591.62

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

Angie Chen Button won re-election in 2018 by just over 1,000 votes. This year she will face Democrat Rhetta Bowers for a rematch.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 113

Current: Rhetta Bowers (D-Garland)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Rhetta Bowers (D) $49,370.63 $33,945.58 $38,591.62
Will Douglas (R) $103,774.00 $7,078.49 $72,597.13

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

Rhetta Bowers defeated Republican Jonathan Boos in 2018 with 53 percent of the vote, making House District 113 one of the 12 districts that Democrats gained control of. She’ll face off against one challenger this cycle, Republican Will Douglas.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 114

Current: John Turner (D-Dallas)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
John Turner (D) $250,766.61 $65,744.62 $388,380.22
Luisa del Rosal (R) $192,203.00 $44,345.24 $283,929.93

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

This seat, formerly held by Republican Jason Villalba, was secured by Democrat John Turner in 2018 with 56 percent of the vote. Turner will face Republican Luisa del Rosal this cycle. Rosal, an executive director at Southern Methodist University, has received the endorsement of Governor Abbott.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 115

Current: Julie Johnson (D-Carrollton)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Karyn Brownlee (R) $12,132.00 $1,309.48 $20,752.40
Julie Johnson (D) $237,602.31 $112,272.07 $200,618.74

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

Freshman representative Julie Johnson (D-Carrollton) became famous after torpedoing the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill by point of order on House-deadline day. But her biggest victory came in 2018, upsetting then-incumbent GOP Rep. Matt Rinaldi by just under 10,000 votes. 

She will face consultant/activist Karyn Brownlee. This was one of the 12 Texas House races that flipped in 2018.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 132

Current: Gina Calanni (D-Katy)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Gina Calanni (D) $90,793.68 $42,041.89 $70,770.03
Angelica Garcia (R) $39,640.00 $40,559.01 $3,501.83
Mike Schofield (R) $30,600.00 $53,546.59 $129,715.72

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

Rep. Calanni (D-Katy) unseated incumbent Republican Mike Schofield. She’ll likely face Schofield again in a rematch this November. While Calanni has outraised Schofield this cycle, he still has a lot of money left over from his past campaigns.

Governor Abbott endorsed Angelica Garcia early on before Schofield decided to jump into the race. Garcia hopes the endorsement, her head start in campaigning, and her solid fundraising haul herself can pull her across the finish line on Super Tuesday for an upset in the primary. 

Calanni won by just over 100 votes in 2018, so Republicans are optimistic this seat can be flipped back in November.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 136

Current: John Bucy (D-Austin)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
John Bucy (D) $125,001.85 $65,804.56 $85,324.68
Mike Guevara (R) $10,614.04 $8,881.73 $878.40

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

Bucy likely has one of the easiest paths to re-election of the 12 seats Democrats flipped in 2018. With a significant war chest and a poorly funded GOP opponent, Bucy is set up well to return for the 87th Legislature.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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House District 138

Current: Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Josh Flynn (R) $20,580.00 $30,895.29 $17,051.00
Lacey Hull (R) $52,035.00 $7,557.14 $44,477.86
Claver T. Kamau-Imani (R) $22,797.17 $4,657.69 $18,139.48
Akilah Bacy (D) $60,399.50 $25,049.61 $35,359.81
Jenifer Rene Pool (D) N/A N/A N/A
Josh Wallenstein (D) $98,218.02 $48,563.79 $54,951.75

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

With the retirement of Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), who won his last election by only 47 votes, Democrats are aiming to win the district this year. The Republican primary has also been wrought with some chaos after Democratic candidate Josh Wallenstein questioned the eligibility of Republican Josh Flynn’s candidacy. The Harris County Republican Party determined that Flynn was “not eligible” and Flynn followed up with a lawsuit. At this point, it is not entirely clear how the Republican primary results will be managed in light of the dispute.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Federal Races

U.S. Senate

Current: John Cornyn (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
John Cornyn (R) $16,228,531.87 $7,023,655.76 $12,116,658.01
MJ Hegar (D) $3,225,842.94 $2,269,671.66 $1,003,653.18
Royce West (D) $956,593.86 $430,887.78 $525,706.08
Amanda Edwards (D) $807,478.86 $476,485.00 $330,993.86
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez (D) $807,023.22 $577,782.63 $229,240.59
Chris Bell (D) $318,983.18 $310,983.18 $8,000.00
Dwayne Stovall (R) $67,765.67 $25,022.56 $41,453.28
Mark Yancey (R) $20,250.00 $20,000.00 $250.00
Michael Cooper (D) $10,228.80 $3,668.96 $5,142.00
Anne Garcia (D) $10,000.00 $6,058.69 $3,941.31
Sema Hernandez (D) $7,551.04 $7,295.62 $3,891.87
Jack Daniel Foster (D) $6,957.00 $5,604.00 $1,353.00
Adrian Ocegueda (D) $5,773.73 $5,273.56 $500.17
Virgil Bierchwale (R) $3,139.00 $263.38 $5,405.34
Victor Harris (D) N/A N/A N/A
John Castro (R) N/A N/A N/A
D.R. Hunter (D) N/A N/A N/A

Polling

  • University of Texas/Texas Tribune, published Feb. 17, 2020
    • Democratic Primary: Hegar leading with 22 percent, followed by Tzintzún Ramirez with 9 percent. 56 percent didn’t express a preference.
  • UT Tyler/Dallas Morning News, survey conducted Jan. 21-30, 2020
    • Republican Primary: Cornyn leading with 56 percent, followed by Castro with 4 percent
    • Democratic Primary: Hegar leading with 8 percent, followed by West with 6 percent. 56 percent were undecided.

Coverage

Last updated: February 17, 2020

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Congressional District 2

Current: Dan Crenshaw (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Dan Crenshaw (R) $4,296,042.16 $2,155,786.30 $2,161,434.33
Sima Jandaghi Ladjevardian (D) $407,781.40 $30,035.27 $377,746.13
Elisa Cardnell (D) $284,514.25 $193,910.29 $90,603.96
Travis Olsen (D) $29,141.40 $24,271.20 $4,870.20

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as Likely Republican.

Background

Incumbent Dan Crenshaw has represented Texas’ 2nd District since defeating Democratic candidate Todd Litton in 2018 by a margin of 7 points. The retired U.S. Navy Seal has gained public attention at both the state and federal levels for his stances on border security, immigration reform, and involvement in the local community of Houston.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Congressional District 7

Current: Lizzie Fletcher (D)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Lizzie Fletcher (D) $2,339,444.19 $544,518.58 $1,836,992.69
Wesley Hunt (R) $1,327,844.39 $519,503.19 $808,341.20
Cynthia Siegel (R) $426,016.96 $346,219.52 $79,797.44
Maria Espinoza (R) $226,825.15 $20,560.42 $206,264.73
James Noteware (R) $41,808.70 $40,216.42 $1,592.28
Laique Rehman (R) N/A N/A N/A
Kyle Preston (R) N/A N/A N/A

Background

In 2018, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D) defeated the Republican incumbent Rep. John Culberson. Now, several Republicans are aiming to swing back the historically Republican district. Wesley Hunt has emerged as the frontrunner in the primary, raising over $1 million and receiving the endorsements of President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Though former Bellaire mayor Cindy Siegel and Maria Espinoza have also raised a notable amount of funds.

Coverage

Last updated: February 13, 2020

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Congressional District 10

Current: Michael McCaul (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Michael McCaul (R) $1,587,833.28 $665,636.24 $984,383.90
Pritesh Gandhi (D) $786,107.52 $335,354.87 $450,752.65
Shannon Hutcheson (D) $750,981.47 $295,404.15 $455,577.32
Michael Siegel (D) $451,917.61 $303,847.93 $151,560.61

Polling

Cook Political Report rates this district as “Lean Republican.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates this district as “Leans Republican.”

Background

District 10 had been a safe Republican seat until 2018 when incumbent Rep. McCaul only amassed 51.1 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Mike Siegel. This time, McCaul will face the winner of the Democratic primary between Siegel, Pritesh Gandhi, and Shannon Hutcheson.

Each have raised a fair amount of money with Gandhi leading, Hutcheson just behind, and Siegel trailing in third. This race will serve as a good guage for the shelf-life of the 2018 so-called “Blue Wave.” If the district remains close — or if the Democrats flip the seat — without the kind of money and attention 2018 Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke brought to Texas’ suburbs, then 2018 was more than just an anomally. If not, and the district trends back toward elections past, then McCaul’s seat will be safe and the “Blue Wave” will be widely considered an anomally.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Congressional District 11

Current: Mike Conaway (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
August Pfluger (R) $1,227,187.00 $215,874.93 $1,011,312.07
J.Ross Lacy (R) $183,929.46 $130,539.09 $53,390.37
Brandon Batch (R) $175,422.60 $69,076.29 $106,346.31
James Berryhill (R) $93,266.00 $13,850.29 $79,415.71
James Faircloth (R) $78,533.18 $8,865.58 $69,667.60
Richard Bartlett (R) $22,620.81 $22,620.81 $0.00
Robert Tucker (R) $245.00 $594.47 $520.50
Ned Luscombe (R) N/A N/A N/A
Wesley Virdell (R) N/A N/A N/A
Casey Gray (R) N/A N/A N/A
Jon Mark Hogg (D) $28,772.41 $25,393.41 $3,379.00
Wacey Alpha Cody (L) N/A N/A N/A
Jeffery Cady (I) N/A N/A N/A

Background

The 11th Congressional District has long been held by Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Conaway (R), who is finishing his last term as the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. With Conaway’s retirement, Republicans are now battling it out for their party’s nomination. Although one Democrat and a few third-party candidates are also running, the extremely Republican district is expected to elect the Republican nominee in November.

With a fair number of candidates for an open seat, a runoff after the primary election on March 3 is also a strong likelihood. Eyes are on August Pfluger as a probable candidate given his ability to out fundraise his opponents by an enormous margin and as he has secured several notable endorsements from elected officials and organizations, including President Trump. Brandon Batch and J.Ross Lacy have also been able to raise over $150,000 each, with the latter also receiving some notable endorsements. Jamie Berryhill has received endorsements from several conservative advocacy groups in the state and J.D. Faircloth will likely receive a boost from his name recognition as the former mayor of Midland.

Coverage

Last updated: February 13, 2020

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Congressional District 12

Current: Kay Granger (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Kay Granger (R) $1,455,121.53 $1,102,790.19 $773,532.34
Chris Putnam (R) $535,593.36 $128,169.55 $407,423.81
Lisa Welch (D) $31,029.21 $27,502.80 $3,526.41
Danny Anderson (D) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Background

Long-time incumbent and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, Kay Granger, is facing a challenging primary from Chris Putnam, a former Colleyville councilman, juxtaposing himself as a Washington outsider to career politicians like Granger. Although Granger has earned the endorsement of President Trump, Putnam has also earned notable endorsements, including one from Club for Growth and boasted raising more than $500,000 in the first week of his campaign.

Coverage

The 12th Congressional District of Texas.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Congressional District 13

Current: Mac Thornberry (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Chris Ekstrom (R) $530,816.99 $355,051.42 $175,765.57
Josh Winegarner (R) $344,565.60 $62,911.74 $281,653.86
Elaine Hays (R) $87,056.60 $56,556.69 $30,499.91
Lee Harvey (R) $60,850.00 $45,250.00 $15,600.00
Ronny Jackson (R) $30,406.00 $3,911.11 $26,494.89
Vance Snider (R) $27,216.58 $11,517.36 $15,719.22
Diane Knowlton (R) $4,644.51 $3,249.84 $1,394.67
Richard Herman (R) $3,500.00 $3,227.67 $272.33
Jason Foglesong (R) $3,255.00 $3,198.39 $56.61
Asusena Resendiz (R) $100.00 $4.55 $95.45
Monique Worthy (R) N/A N/A N/A
Jamie Culley (R) N/A N/A N/A
Catherine I Swear (R) N/A N/A N/A
Mark Neese (R) N/A N/A N/A
Matt McArthur (R) N/A N/A N/A
Greg Sagan (D) $10,782.32 $12,414.98 $907.83
Gus Trujillo (D) N/A N/A N/A
Timothy W. Gassaway (D) N/A N/A N/A

Background

With the retirement of Rep. Mac Thornberry, Republicans are vying for the nomination in the country’s most conservative district, according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index. Chris Ekstrom appears to be the frontrunner, benefitting from connections made as a prominent GOP donor. Ekstrom has been endorsed by several conservative groups in the state as well as the Club for Growth PAC. Ronny Jackson, who served as a White House physician under the past three administrations, is also one of the most high-profile candidates in the race, though he entered late, filing for the ballot just before the deadline in December. Josh Winegarner, the industry affairs director for the Texas Cattle Feeders Association, has raised a notable amount and secured the endorsement of Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX-11), and Elaine Hays has some name recognition as an Amarillo city councilwoman. Given the number of candidates in the primary, a likely runoff is elected. The Republican nominee is expected to easily win the district in November.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Congressional District 17

Current: Bill Flores (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
George Hindman (R) $406,415.41 $145,425.53 $260,989.88
Renee Swann (R) $180,425.00 $22,062.41 $158,362.59
Jeff Oppenheim (R)* $125,710.85 $125,710.85 $0.00
Scott Bland (R) $121,788.12 $14,423.15 $107,364.97
Elianor Vessali (R) $119,592.61 $5,685.10 $113,907.51
Pete Sessions (R) $102,836.65 $259,369.32 $220,136.60
Trent Sutton (R) $82,057.00 $8,974.40 $73,082.60
Richard Kennedy (D) $48,623.20 $38,593.21 $11,457.73
David Jarmillo (D) $14,280.00 $163.39 $14,116.61
Ahmad Adnan (R) $9,994.00 $3,125.00 $6,869.00
David Saucedo (R) $6,016.53 $4,367.22 $1,649.31
Todd Kent (R) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Laurie McReynolds (R) N/A N/A N/A
Kristen Alamo Rowin (R) N/A N/A N/A

*Jeff Oppenheim suspended his campaign on January 15.

Background

Incumbent Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX-17) announced his retirement last year. In 2018, he pulled in over 56 percent of the vote, the closest he had won by during his tenure. Whoever emerges from the Republican primary is in for a smoothe general. One big debate in this race is who would join the conservative House Freedom Caucus if elected. The first to pledge his HFC allegiance was Hindman who has since been followed by Vessali, Saucedo, Kent, and Rowin. Notably, former TX-32 Congressman, Pete Sessions, moved into the district to run for the seat.

Coverage

Last updated: February 10, 2020

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Congressional District 21

Current: Chip Roy (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Wendy Davis (D) $1,850,589.33 $635,794.43 $1,214,794.90
Jennie Lou Leeder (D) $29,112.12 $25,444.79 $3,662.26
Chip Roy (R) $1,622,227.06 $558,732.42 $1,200,800.44

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as “Lean Republican.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates the district as “Lean Republican.”

Background

Conservative firebrand freshman congressman, Chip Roy, has drawn stiff opposition in former State Senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. Roy won in 2018 over a large primary field of Republicans and then beat the Democratic challenger to replace long-time Rep. Lamar Smith (R). Davis became famous for successfully filibustering a pro-life bill in the Senate. Davis is expected to emerge from the primary against Jennie Lou Leeder, a candidate who ran in 2018 in CD 11 against now-retiring Rep. Mike Conaway. Davis has outraised Roy in both filing periods since she jumped in. TX-21 is one of the DCCC’s targeted districts across the country.

Coverage

Last updated: February 10, 2020

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Congressional District 22

Current: Pete Olson (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Kathaleen Wall (R) $1,604,971.25 $1,604,387.92 $583.33
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) $1,149,783.12 $515,958.71 $661,592.40
Pierce Bush (R) $663,097.00 $22,246.75 $640,850.25
Greg Hill (R) $345,310.00 $166,879.29 $178,430.71
Felicia Harris Hoss (R) $232,519.86 $65,206.99 $167,312.87
Troy Nehls (R) $208,747.45 $79,506.10 $129,241.35
Nyanza Davis Moore (D) $142,528.52 $141,373.97 $1,154.55
Derrick Reed (D) $142,458.20 $104,196.67 $38,261.53
Howard Lynn Steele, Jr. (R) $68,481.36 $67,702.28 $659.08
Jon Camarillo (R) $61,430.00 $43,662.29 $17,767.71
Douglas Haggard (R) $10,000.00 $5,071.02 $4,928.98
Aaron Hermes (R) $7,605.00 $44.29 $7,560.71
Matt Hinton (R) $0 $0 $0
Dan Matthews (R) $14,025.00 $10,529.87 $3,495.13
Diana Miller (R) $20,624.10 $10,993.98 $9,630.12
Brandon T. Penko (R) N/A N/A N/A
Bangar Reddy Aaloori (R) $61,092.00 $41,144.19 $19,947.81
Shandon Phan (R) $39,250.00 $20,510.94 $18,739.06
Joe Walz (R) $20,801.82 $15,820.09 $4,964.66
Carmine Petrillo III (D) N/A N/A N/A
Chris Fernandez (D) N/A N/A N/A

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as Toss-Up.

Sabato Crystal Ball rates the district as Toss-Up.

Background

Rep. Pete Olson’s retirement has provided what many Democrats see as an opportunity to flip the seat. After losing to Olson in 2018 by a margin of less than 5 points, Sri Preston Kulkarni leads the pack of Democratic candidates going into the 2020 election with both name recognition and fundraising numbers. The district has gained nationwide attention as one to watch to see if, in fact, the Democrats can successfully turn the contested district blue in the next election cycle.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Congressional District 23

Current: Will Hurd (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) $2,481,192.05 $544,523.39 $2,028,187.21
Ernest Anthony Tony Gonzales II (R) $385,364.17 $118,522.66 $266,841.55
Raul Reyes Jr (R) $135,121.43 $98,794.82 $36,326.61
Alma Arredondo-Lynch (R) $96,315.62 $82,874.29 $13,441.33
Jeff McFarlin (R) $31,440.00 $11,206.54 $20,233.46
Cecil Burton Jones (R) $22,765.28 $16,130.75 $2,889.91
Benjamin Van Winkle (R) $14,491.24 $8,932.55 $5,558.69
Alia Garcia-Ureste (R) $12,795.86 $12,786.85 $9.01
Liz Domingo Wahl (D) $9,117.66 $6,526.36 $2,591.30
Rosalinda Ramos Abuabara (D) $16,218.15 $12,855.92 $3,362.23
Jaime Escuder (D) $8,454.40 $2,985.44 $926.60
Ricardo R. Madrid (D) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Efrain V. Valdez (D) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Darwin Boedeker (R) $4,140.00 $3,838.17 $301.83
Sharon Breckenridge Thomas (R) $6,552.40 $232.97 $6,319.43

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as Leans Democratic.

Sabato Crystal Ball rates the district as Leans Democratic.

Background

Will Hurd’s retirement leaves one of the most competitive districts in the state and the only border district in the U.S. up for grabs. As Democrats hope to flip the the border district blue, Gina Ortiz Jones leads the pack of Democratic candidates after losing to Hurd in 2018 by a margin of less than 1,000 votes. Tony Gonzales has gained momentum and prominence among Republicans hoping to maintain control of the district, earning an endorsement from Will Hurd himself.

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Congressional District 24

Current: Kenny Marchant (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Kim Olson (D) $861,905.57 $357,238.27 $504,667.30
Beth Van Duyne (R) $589,977.36 $154,594.78 $435,382.58
Candace Valenzuela (D) $333,007.48 $191,231.46 $141,776.02
Suneetha Chaparala (R) $325,676.00 $24,849.84 $300,826.16
Crystal Fletcher (D) $127,401.21 $71,272.11 $56,129.10
Desi Maes (R) $102,128.50 $55,578.58 $46,549.92
David Fegan (R) $83,022.02 $67,618.91 $15,403.11
Jan McDowell (D) $67,351.76 $73,140.54 $7,531.56
Stephen Kuzmich (I) $66,350.00 $69,062.90 $25,187.10

Background

The race to replace retiring Congressman Kenny Marchant will consist of both competitive primaries and a competitive general election. Big names like Kim Olson, a veteran who unsuccessfully ran for Agriculture Commissioner in 2018 against Republican Sid Miller, and Beth Van Duyne, former Irving mayor who’s already solidified a base of conservative grassroots support are included in the crowded field. Van Duyne has received the endorsement of President Trump. Marchant won reelection in 2018 with 50.6 percent.

Coverage

Last updated: February 13, 2020

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Congressional District 31

Current: John Carter (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
John Carter (R) $1,077,830.29 $558,555.38 $773,979.88
Donna Imam (D) $207,531.50 $20,461.26 $187,070.24
Christine Eady Mann (D) $170,759.76 $126,616.82 $45,580.21
Murray Holcombe (D) $86,610.98 $86,610.98 $0.00
Tammy Young (D) $50,939.29 $14,430.81 $36,508.48
Eric Hanke (D) $46,390.20 $35,111.80 $11,278.40
Michael Howard Williams (R) $44,412.69 $38,160.52 $6,184.88
Dan Janjigan (D) $36,127.00 $27,383.75 $8,743.25
Michael Edward Grimes (D) $15,300.00 $0.00 $15,300.00
Jeremy John Bravo (D) $9,470.00 $9,470.00 $0.00
Christopher Wall (R) $4,712.00 $7,181.19 $0.00
Jon Curtis (D) $3,119.79 $3,371.51 $0.64
Omar Kadir (D) $235.30 $235.30 $0.00
John Bohlin (R) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Abhiram Garapati (R) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Jeremiah Landin (D) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Roderick Kutch (D) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as “Lean Republican.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates the district as “Lean Republican.”

Background

In 2018, incumbent Rep. John Carter (R-TX-31) edged out high-profile Democratic challenger MJ Hegar. This year, Hegar is running for Senate and so Carter will face whoever emerges from the extensive Democratic primary. Carter does have some primary opponents, but they aren’t expected to make much of a challenge. TX-31 is one of the DCCC’s targeted districts across the country.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Congressional District 32

Current: Colin Allred (D)

Fundraising

Candidate Raised Spent CoH
Colin Allred (D) $2,370,113.18 $555,774.28 $1,917,783.93
Genevieve Collins (R) $915,413.91 $127,645.43 $787,049.16
Floyd McLendon (R) $333,355.04 $175,102.54 $158,252.50
Jon Hollis (R) $162,880.77 $158,845.91 $4,034.86
Mark Dumdei (R) $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $0.00
Tania Burgess (R) $16,721.92 $16,721.92 $0.00
Jeff Tokar (R) $6,599.00 $4,285.00 $2,314.00
Nhat-Nam Nguyen Pham (R) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Jason Sigmon (I) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Mark Sackett (R) N/A N/A N/A

Background

Colin Allred, former professional football player and civil rights lawyer, defeated longtime GOP incumbent Pete Sessions in 2018 after an expensive and hard fought race in an area of the state where Republicans suffered substantial losses on election night. As Republicans position themselves for a matchup against Allred, the Democrat incumbent boasts strong fundraising numbers ahead of what is sure to be a high profile race.

Polling

Cook Political Report rates this district as “Lean Democratic.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates this district as “Likely Democratic.”

Coverage

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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