Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has received the most campaign contributions so far in the race for Texas District 18.

Lee leads Republican opponent Lori A. Bartley in political donations so far this election season, according to the latest 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.

Here is how much donation money each candidate has earned and spent in the race for District 18 during that timeframe, including both monetary and non-monetary contributions:

Sheila Jackson Lee
$115,974.48 contributions
$73,266.72 expenditures

Lori A. Bartley
$12,038.16 contributions
$14,588.90 expenditures

Here are the top financial supporters for each campaign:

Sheila Jackson Lee

  1. Midwest Region Laborers’ Political League, I-Vote Health, SJ Medical Center, and Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. PAC each contributed $5,000.

  2. NEA Fund for Children and Public Education contributed $4,000.

  3. AT&T Federal PAC contributed $3,000.

Lori A. Bartley

  1. Merrilee Beazley contributed $2,700.

  2. Sophie Rydin contributed $2,000.

  3. Byron Rusk contributed $1,000.

The next campaign finance report deadline is Oct. 27, according to the Federal Election Commission.