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Canon Outraises Seliger, Leal in Senate Race

Former Midland mayor Mike Canon has outraised Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) and Amarillo restaurant owner Victor Leal in the final stretch of the Senate District 31 Republican primary race.

In reports filed Monday with the Texas Ethics Commission, Canon, an attorney, reported pulling in about $458,000 during the month of February. The ex-Midland mayor also reported spending about $341,000 during the month of February, leaving him with a cash on-hand total of $262,000. Canon also reported a remaining $170,000 in loans owed by his campaign.

The incumbent Seliger came in second behind Canon, raising about $261,000. The Senator also reported about $85,000 in non-monetary contributions and about $714,000 in expenditures during the month of February. In the end, Seliger reported having about $874,000 on hand, while remaining debt-free.

Rounding out the field is Victor Leal's special purpose committee, Friends of Victor Leal. Leal's committee reported raising $45,300 during the February reporting period, while also pulling in $6,500 in non-monetary contributions. Leal reported $173,000 in expenditures, while also having about $6,600 in unpaid expenses and $25,000 in debt. The Leal Campaign finished the period with about $4,000 on-hand.

Voters will decide this race on March 6th. Early voting is happening now.

Photos by Midland Reporter-Telegram, KFDA and Texas Tribune

Photos by Midland Reporter-Telegram, KFDA and Texas Tribune

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