Democrats outraise GOP incumbents in competitive congressional races

by | Oct 16, 2020 | 2020 Elections, Politics

The latest fundraising reports show congressional Democrat candidates are outraising Republican incumbents in competitive congressional races across the Lone Star State.

Democrats outraised Republicans in nine out of ten congressional districts being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm of House democrats.

Republicans maintain a remaining cash on hand advantage in four of those nine races. 

Former Texas Senator Wendy Davis was once again the top Democrat fundraiser among the battleground districts, raising $3.4 million to Rep. Chip Roy’s $1.6 million.

In the three congressional races where retiring Republicans incumbents have left open seats, Democrats Sri Preston Kulkarni, Gina Ortiz Jones, and Candace Valenzuela all outraised and held more cash at the end of the fundraising period than their Republican opponents. 

Here’s a look at the third-quarter fundraising reports, which run from July 1 to Sept. 30, as well as each candidate’s remaining cash on hand:


Sima Ladjevardian (D)

Q3: $1,428,201

COH: $729,282 

Dan Crenshaw (R) 

Q3: $5,553,311

COH: $3,659,380


Lulu Seikaly (D)

Q3: $733,813.71

COH: $562,985.01

Van Taylor (R)

Q3: $560,812.81

COH: $1,191,537.43


Mike Siegel (D)

Q3: $1,076,840.21

COH: $285,368.66

Michael McCaul (R)

Q3: $876,742.41

COH: $1,170,368.68


Wendy Davis (D)

Q3: $3,450,287.03

COH: $1,881,649.19

Chip Roy (R)

Q3: $1,631,857.36

COH: $2,401,633.13


Sri Preston Kulkarni (D)

Q3: $2,132,316.74

COH: $1,749,310.40

Troy Nehls (R)

Q3: $834,210.43

COH: $359,978.45


Gina Ortiz Jones (D)

Q3: $1,759,815.25

COH: $2,107,566.08

Tony Gonzales (R)

Q3: $956,204.59

COH: $623,705.07


Candace Valenzuela (D)

Q3: $2,469,892.34

COH: $987,715.09

Beth Van Duyne (D)

Q3: $1,216,444.45

COH: $789,413.29


Julie Oliver (D)

Q3: $917,672.25

COH: $497,225.77

Roger Williams (R)

Q3: $571,301.42

COH: $616,895.40

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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at

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