Incumbent Tony Dale received most campaign contributions so far in HD 136 race

Every opposed candidate in the Nov. 8 election must file a contributions and expenditures report 30 days before the election.

Every opposed candidate in the Nov. 8 election must file a contributions and expenditures report 30 days before the election.

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Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, leads Democratic challenger Paul Gordon in political donations so far this election season, according to the latest round of campaign finance reports due to election officials Tuesday.

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 State House District 136 during that timeframe:

Dale: $73,685.44 contributions, $26,445.90 expenditures
Gordon: $655.80 contributions, $1,358.58 expenditures

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Candidates for the Texas House 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:

Dale
1. Texans for Education Reform, $3,500
2. Sara Storey, $2,500
3. Philip Hornsey, $2,400
4. Koch Industries Inc. PAC, $2,000
5. HOSPAC, $2,000

Gordon*
1. Paul Gordon, $225
2. Marie Smith, $200
3. Aurora Sanchez, $150
4. Paul Gordon, $60.80
5. *No fifth contribution

The next campaign finance report deadline is Oct. 31, or eight days before the election.