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16 House Republicans Facing School Choice Primaries Outpace Challengers in Fundraising

All 16 Texas House Republicans seeking re-election who voted to strip education savings accounts from November’s education omnibus bill have drawn at least one primary opponent, and the incumbents have all flexed their fundraising muscles in recent filings.

Incumbency has its advantages — ballot name-ID, established campaign infrastructure, and usually an inside track on fundraising — and each of the 16 House members facing rebuke from the pro-school choice wing of the GOP, including Gov. Greg Abbott, outraised their challengers, some by a wide margin.

Incumbents in the chart [linked] are noted with an asterisk, and an “N/A” denotes a candidate that didn’t file a report. The latest report, the January semiannual, covers the period from July 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 ...