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Thornberry Holds Warchest of Nearly $750k, No Filings By Sagan

Last month's campaign finance reports show that Congressman Mac Thornberry is headed into the 2018 Republican primary season as the heavy money favorite for the 13th Congressional District's race.

Thornberry, a Republican, is reporting a total cash on hand amount of $746,860.59. The total comes after Thornberry reported pulling in over $417,000 during the last reporting cycle. Multiple donors contributed the largest legal amount possible to Thornberry's campaign.

Thornberry's top contributions came from Woody Hunt, of El Paso, James C. Hunt, of El Paso and from J. Neal Blue, of San Diego, California. All three contributed the maximum amounts to Thornberry's campaign for both the primary election and the general election. Several contributors also gave the maximum amount to Thornberry's primary campaign. There were six of those contributions, only one of which came from within Thornberry's district.

Thornberry also accepted contributions from multiple political action committees. Twelve committees contributed $5,000 to Thornberry's campaign, including Dell Technologies PAC and Honeywell International PAC.

Thornberry's only announced challenger, Greg Sagan, has not yet registered with the Federal Elections Commission. Sagan, a Democrat, cannot raise or accept funds until he is registered.

There are no other candidates currently announced for the 13th district in 2018.

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