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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:52 PM

Democrats outraise 4 Austin-area GOP incumbents in congressional races

Austin-based Democratic congressional candidates raised more money than their opponents, Republican incumbents seeking reelection, during the third quarter, signaling growing Democratic momentum heading into the campaign’s closing weeks.

But Republican Reps. Michael McCaul of Austin, Chip Roy of Hays County, Roger Williams of Austin and John Carter of Round Rock had more money in their coffers than their Democratic opponents at the end of September, according to campaign finance filings submitted by midnight Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

The 21st Congressional District saw the largest fundraising gap for the quarter, with Democrat Wendy Davis, a former state senator and gubernatorial candidate, raising more than $3.4 million compared with Roy’s $1.6 million, during July, August and September.

It was Davis’ best quarter yet. The average donation was $67, according to her campaign.

But Roy had $2.4 million in cash on hand, compared with Davis’ nearly $1.9 million.

The 21st District stretches from Austin to San Antonio and encompasses six Hill Country counties. It has long been represented by a Republican, but Roy narrowly won a first term two years ago.



https://www.statesman.com/news/20201016/democrats-outraise-4-austin-area-gop-incumbents-in-congressional-races

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JCMach1 Oct 17 #1
ananda Oct 17 #3
vercetti2021 Oct 17 #4
ananda Oct 17 #2
TwilightZone Oct 17 #5
ananda Oct 17 #6

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:57 PM

1. This is the actual TX story. Biden, and/or Hegar winning are outliers

Might happen, but not likely.

What is happening is a major pickup of Congressional Seats and a blue tsunami in the legislature...

TX seats will keep the House in our hands for a generation.

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:59 PM

3. I've also been thinking this way.

Texas is getting close to blue thanks to Beto and
all the grassroots efforts.

We are making progress on the state level, but
I tend towards pessimism for Hegar and Biden.

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:05 PM

4. If Harris keeps setting early voting records

I can see Biden and MJ winning

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:58 PM

2. I voted for Mike Siegel against Mike McCaul.

But that district is so gerrymandered it's unreal.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:14 PM

5. All of the Central Texas districts are wacky.

Austin is in six different ones.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:18 PM

6. All thanks to that pitbull Tom Delay.

I came here to Austin from Houston to protest
at the Capitol that year. It felt good, but it had
no effect.

Now I live here in Austin, and it really pissed me
off that we essentially have NO representation in
Congress since McCaul is elected out towards Katy
150 miles away.

Maybe that will change this year if we can turn
our state legislature blue.

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