Rep. Michael McCaul received most campaign contributions so far in U.S. House Texas District 10 race

The latest quarterly campaign finance reports were released mid-October.

The latest quarterly campaign finance reports were released mid-October.

Rep. Michael McCaul leads opponents Tawana Cadien and Bill Kelsey in political donations so far this election season, according to the October quarterly campaign finance reports released mid-October.

Every opposed candidate in the Nov. 8 election must file a contributions and expenditures report 30 days before the election. According to the Federal Election Commission, candidates must only file a report after spending or receiving at least $5,000.

Kelsey has not filed with the FEC this election season. Cadien filed her October quarterly report late with the FEC on Oct. 31.

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This latest round of reports, the first mandated disclosure since this summer, covers all financials from July 1 to Sept. 30, according to the FEC.

Here is how much donation money each candidate has earned and spent for U.S. House Texas District 10 during that timeframe.

McCaul: $257,325.26 contributions, $170,828.67 expenditures
Cadien: $2,910 contributions, $943.86 expenditures

According to the FEC, an individual may donate a maximum of $2,700 per election to a federal candidate or candidate committee and a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year to a PAC, or political action committee. Married couples can each contribute the maximum amount, donating a total of $5,400. A multicandidate PAC may contribute a maximum of $5,000 per election to each candidate or candidate committee, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations to and from political parties are also limited.

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Here are the top six financial supporters for the McCaul campaign:
1. Bert Beveridge and spouse, $5,400
2. The following PACs contributed $5,000:

  • Gulf States Toyota, Inc. PAC

  • John Bolton PAC

  • IDT Corporation PAC

  • Verizon PAC

  • Lockheed Martin Employees PAC

3. Texas Farm Bureau AgFund, $4,810.44
4. National Association of Realtors PAC and Chesapeake Energy Corporation FED-PAC each contributed $4,000.
5. United Airlines, Inc. PAC, $3,000
6. The following individuals and PACs contributed $2,700:

  • Trevor Ahlberg

  • Charles Cheever

  • Harlan Crow

  • Enterprise Products Partners, LLP PAC

  • Genie Energy PAC

  • James Huffines

  • Patty Huffines

  • Debbie Jonas

  • Howard Jonas

  • Janet Jones

  • Mark Lanier

  • Becky Lanier

  • James Lee

  • Steven Massey

  • Robert Parker

  • Wilhelmina Robertson

  • R. Clay Slack

  • Catherine Susser

  • Sam Susser

  • Lisle Whitworth

  • Scott Whitworth

Here is who donated to the Cadien campaign in the last quarter:

1. John Osby, $1,100
2. Congressional Black Caucus, $1,000

Note: The story was updated to reflect Tawana Cadien's campaign finance report, which was filed on Oct. 31.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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