Weber far outspends opponent for U.S. District 14 race

Al Green outspent Jeff Martin in the U.S. District 9 race so far.

Al Green outspent Jeff Martin in the U.S. District 9 race so far.

Democratic candidate Michael Cole has received and spent significantly less for his campaign against incumbent Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood, in the U.S. Representative District 14 race so far this election season, according to the latest round of campaign finance reports due to election officials Oct. 15.

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.

In that time, Weber has recorded $118,356 in contributions and $101,093 in net operating expenses on his campaign. Cole has reported no spending or contributions since year-end 2015. The 14th Congressional district includes parts of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston and Jefferson counties.

In District 14, individuals’ donations are not allowed to exceed $2,700 per election. Primaries, runoff and general elections are counted separately. Since his campaign began, Weber has received the maximum donation from 38 individuals.

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