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District 31 Senate Race Features Competitive Fundraising

Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) is leading the pack in fundraising as he seeks re-election to the Texas Senate.

In the most recent finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, Seliger outraised Amarillo restaurant owner Victor Leal and former Midland mayor Mike Canon in a race that still sports competitive fundraising.

On Seliger's part, the Senator reported raking in $137,557.76 in donations with an unitemized amount of support from Amarillo Matters PAC. Seliger's top expenses went toward various services offered by Murphy Nasica & Associates, an Austin-based consulting firm.

Victor Leal then brought in the second most amount of money with his committee, Friends of Victor Leal bringing in $88,405.00. His top expenses Baselice And Associates and Blakemore and Associates for polling and consulting, respectively.

Canon then rounded out the pack with $36,700.00 on hand. His top expenses were $5,000 a piece to Ryan Data & Research and Milton Rister for consulting fees.

Voters will decide the District 31 Senate battle in the March 6th Republican primary. The winner of the party's nomination will face Libertarian Jack Westbrook in November.

FROM LEFT: Seliger, Canon, Leal  Photo by Texas Tribune, Midland Reporter Telegram and KFDA

FROM LEFT: Seliger, Canon, Leal

Photo by Texas Tribune, Midland Reporter Telegram and KFDA

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