The Both Sides of the Money in Texas Politics

2015–2021 Relationship map of top 25 donors and who they gave to
  • Candidates / Office Holders (COH)
  • Judicial Candidates / Office Holders (JCOH)
  • General Political Action Committees (GPAC)
  • Specific Political Action Committees (SPAC)
  • Judicial Specific Political Action Committee (JSPC)
  • County Executive Committees (CEC)
  • Legislative Caucuses (LEG)
  • Party Contributions from Corporations or Labor Unions (PTYCORP)
  • Supreme Court Candidates / Office Holders (SCC)
  • Speaker (SPK)
Contributions from the top 25 individuals donors to Texas state level politics by year
Darwin & Doug Deason contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $737,500 to Greg Abbott
  • $427,846 to Dan Patrick
  • $211,318 to Ken Paxton
  • $166,000 to the Dallas County Republican Party
Darwin Deason relationship map
Alice Walton contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $1,110,000 to Charter Schools Now PAC
  • $400,050 to Greg Abbott
  • $229,800 to Dan Patrick
  • $225,000 to Legacy 44 (a pro-charter school PAC playing off the Obama legacy)
  • $180,000 to Jeffrey Judson
  • $155,000 to Leadership for Educational Equity — Texas (another pro-charter group)
Alice Walton relationship map
Robert Rowling contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $1,002,100 to Greg Abbott
  • $550,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $275,000 to Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund
  • $125,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • $100,000 to Texans for Eva Guzman
Robert Rowling relationship map
Paul Foster contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $1,536,507 to Greg Abbott
  • $500,000 to Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund
  • $350,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $100,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Paul Foster relationship map
Michael Bloomberg contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $2,660,825 to Chrysta Castaneda
  • $285,000 to Democrats for Educational Equity PAC
  • $150,000 to Leadership for Educational Equity — Texas
Michael Bloomberg relationship map
Ray Hunt contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $1,130,944 to Greg Abbott
  • $700,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $515,000 to the Republican Party of Texas
  • $205,000 to Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund
  • $130,000 to Christi Craddick
Ray Hunt relationship map
Gary Gates contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $3,100,413 to his own campaigns
  • $414,526 to Texas Citizens Coalition (which is 100% funded by Gary Gates)
Gary Gates relationship map
Drayton McLane contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $1,500,000 to Greg Abbott
  • $950,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $255,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $180,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • $117,500 to Sid Miller
Drayton McLane relationship map
Kenny Troutt contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $2,425,000 to Greg Abbott
  • $525,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $400,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $215,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Kenny Troutt relationship map
Kelcy Warren contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $2,250,000 to Greg Abbott
  • $600,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $265,000 to Glenn Hegar
  • $250,000 to American Freedom Fund
  • $250,000 to Texas Coalition for State Parks (yeah for parks!)
  • $150,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $125,000 to Ryan Sitton
Kelcy Warren relationship map
H Ross Perot contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  • $1,464,200 to Greg Abbott
  • $1,450,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • $525,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $237,000 to Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund
H Ross Perot relationship map
Sheldon Adelson relationship map
  • $4,500,000 to Republican State Leadership Committee
  • $250,000 to Greg Abbott
Sheldon Adelson contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Mayes Middleton relationship map
  • $3,287,393 to his own campaigns
  • $302,500 to Empower Texans
  • $137,652 to Galveston Windstorm Action Committee
  • $100,000 to Texas House Republican Caucus
Mayes Middleton contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
S Javaid Anwar relationship map
  • $3,200,583 to Greg Abbott
  • $715,265 to Dan Patrick
  • $295,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $260,000 to Christi Craddick
  • $150,000 to Ryan Sitton
  • $100,000 to George P Bush
  • $100,000 to Drew Springer
S Anwar Javaid contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
George Soros relationship map
  • $3,679,863 to Texas Justice & Public Safety
  • $1,465,600 to Texas Safety & Justice
  • $100,000 to Beat Abbott
George Soros contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
John Nau relationship map
  • $2,017,678 to Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund
  • $800,072 to Greg Abbott
  • $372,148 to Dan Patrick
  • $350,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • $342,618 to Beer Alliance of Texas
John Nau contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Jan Duncan relationship map
  • $2,878,646 to Pro-Life America General Purpose Committee
  • $1,330,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • $1,000,000 to Republican State Leadership Committee
  • $210,500 to Greg Abbott
  • $100,000 to Dan Patrick
Jan Duncan contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
James Pitcock relationship map
  • $3,501,050 to Greg Abbott
  • $1,100,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $350,000 to Joe Straus
  • $200,000 to Robert Nichols
  • $150,000 to Glenn Hegar
  • $145,000 to Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund
  • $120,000 to John Whitmire
  • $100,000 to Republican Party of Texas
  • $100,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
James Pitcock contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Michael and Mary Porter relationship map
  • $3,286,957 to Greg Abbott
  • $1,000,000 to Texans for Responsible Government
  • $1,000,000 to Republican State Leadership Committee
  • $500,000 to Dawn Buckingham
  • $300,000 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • $300,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $200,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $100,000 to Dade Phelan
Michael and Mary Porter contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Phillip Huffines relationship map
  • $5,824,123 to his own campaign for Texas Senate (he lost)
  • $2,148,200 to his brother Don Huffines
Phillip Huffines contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Tim Dunn relationship map
  • $3,365,000 to Empower Texans
  • $1,702,658 to Shelley Luther
  • $615,000 to Jeff Cason
  • $605,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $407,000 to Tony Tinderholt
  • $225,000 to Bryan Slaton
  • $215,000 to Defend Texas Liberty
  • $214,250 to Jonathan Stickland
  • $125,000 to Texas Right to Life
  • $100,000 to Don Huffines
Tim Dunn contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Karla Jurvetson relationship map
  • $4,087,320 to Forward Majority Action Texas
  • $3,900,000 to Forward Majority Action (different filing ID but combined on bubble diagram)
  • $124,952 to Act Blue Texas
Karla Jurvetson contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Richard Weekley relationship map
  • $4,075,357 to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • $660,000 to Greg Abbott
  • $567,250 to Harris County Republican Party
  • $279,420 to Houston Realty Business Coalition
  • $241,000 to Republican Party of Texas
  • $150,000 to Paul Simpson
  • $120,000 to Charter Schools Now
  • $115,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $109,345 to Dallas County Republican Party
  • $100,000 to Texans for Eva Guzman
  • $100,000 to Texas Conservative Coalition
Richard and David Weekley contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
Farris and Dan Wilks relationship map
  • $2,444,500 to Empower Texans
  • $2,375,000 to Texas Right to Life
  • $1,142,500 to Jon Francis
  • $600,000 to Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
  • $461,472 to Mike Lang
  • $337,500 to Texas Home School Coalition
  • $326,000 to Ken Paxton
  • $268,000 to Jonathan Stickland
  • $200,000 to Dan Patrick
  • $197,500 to Bob Hall
  • $100,000 to Shelley Luther
  • $100,000 to Don Huffines
Farris and Dan Wilks contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021
  1. Charles Butt
Charles Butt relationship map
  • $10,003,359 to The Charles Butt Public Eduction PAC
  • $950,000 to Greg Abbott
  • $250,000 to H-E-B PAC
  • $195,000 to Texas House Leadership Fund
  • $114,600 to Dennis Bonnen
  • $100,000 to Joe Straus
Charles Butt contributions from 1/1/2015–06/30/2021

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Chris Tackett

Chris Tackett

I chart Texas Politics at christackettnow.com and write about things that matter (to me at least) whenever the muse hits.