It's Not Just O'Rourke and Castro as 2020 Fundraising Heats Up in Texas Races Up and Down the Ballot

The 2020 fundraising fight is officially underway in Texas and beyond.Texans Beto O'Rourke and Julián Castro have topped seven figures in their pursuit of the White House. Sen. John Cornyn, still awaiting a major challenger, is sitting on a mountain of cash. House members in Lone Star State battleground districts are raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars.Those stats all come courtesy of campaign finance reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission to cover the first quarter of this year.Campaign cash is just one of the many variables that determines who wins and who loses. But the high-dollar activity up and down the ballot in Texas — particularly at this early stage in the election cycle — underscores the key role the state could play in 2020.Here's a closer look at five intriguing fundraising trends:  Continue reading...

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