Spending in race for agriculture commissioner tops $2 million
AUSTIN — Republican candidates running for Texas agriculture commissioner have collectively spent more than $2.2 million to convince voters to elect them, according to campaign finance records.
Sid Miller, the incumbent finishing his first term, has spent more than $1,185,000 since July positioning himself for reelection, according to a review of records documenting his fundraising and spending from July 2017 to Feb. 26, 2018. In that time, chief challenger and conservative podcaster Trey Blocker has spent nearly $1,060,000, although some of that spending includes paying back loans.
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