TEXPAC, a state political action committee that advocates on behalf of state physicians, residents and medical students, tops the list of donors for Buckingham, a local physician.
Every opposed candidate in the Nov. 8 election must file a contributions and expenditures report 30 days before the election. This latest round of reports, the first mandated disclosure since this summer, covers all financials from July 1 to Sept. 29, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.
Here is how much donation money each candidate has earned and spent for Texas Senate District 24 during that timeframe:
Dawn Buckingham: $195,383.55 contributions, $72,203 expenditures
Virginia “Jennie Lou” Leeder: $11,620 contributions, $5,365.91 expenditures.
Candidates for the Texas Senate can receive unlimited contributions from individuals; candidate committees; political action committees, or PACs; and political parties.
Here’s the top five financial supporters for each campaign:
- TEXPAC, $25,500 total ($25,000 July 8; $500 Sept. 16)
- Alan Harper, $25,000 total ($10,000 July 9; $8,000 Sept. 9; $7,000 Sept. 9)
- Texas Association of Realtors PAC, $10,000
- Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Inc., $10,000
- AT&T Texas PAC; Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC; Texas Building Branch AGC PAC, $5,000 each
Virginia “Jennie Lou” Leeder
- Stephen Courtney, $3,500 total ($3,000 Sept. 23; $500 Aug. 10)
- The Honorable Don Adams, $1,000
- Highland Lakes Democratic Women, $1,000
- Kerr County Chapter Texas Democratic Women PAC, $1,000
- Coryell County Democratic Club; Democratic Women Association of Lampasas, $500 each
The next campaign finance report deadline is Oct. 31, or eight days before the election.