- Office Held:
- US House, TX
- Office Sought:
- US House, TX
Thomas Chester "Chet" Edwards (born November 24, 1951) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. He represented a district based in Waco, Texas from 1991 to 2011, and served in the Texas Senate from 1983 until 1990. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Campaign Finance$3,681,868 Received
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through candidate's December 31, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
- Total Raised:
- $3,681,868 #19 of 715 House candidates
- Total Spent:
- $3,841,632 #21 of 715 House candidates
- Cash on Hand:
- $58,377 #293 of 715 House candidates
Contributions Over Timereflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
Independent Expendituresoutside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending National Republican Congressional CmteOppose $802,877 American CrossroadsOppose $328,173 Ending Spending FundOppose $142,668 American Future FundOppose $51,006 National Assn of RealtorsSupport $6,817
Donor Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
Top IndustriesOpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
In State vs. Out of Statecontributions from individuals, in dollars
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Bundled Lobbyist ContributionsLobbyists and lobbying firms that raised money from multiple donors on behalf of the politician. Contributions from the lobbyist or firm itself are not included.
Bundler Amount Kent Caperton, Ben Barnes Group $52,400
Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill. Earmarks from the president's budget proposal are not included.
For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.
In State vs. Out of Statein dollars
Fiscal Year Amount Description 2010 $12,594,000 Dallas Floodway Extension, Trinity River Project, TX 2010 $12,200,000 Army Reserve Center 2010 $10,800,000 Family Life Center 2010 $10,125,000 National Domestic Preparedness Consortium: National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, Texas A&M University, TX 2010 $6,782,000 Central City, Fort Worth, Upper Trinity River Basin, TX 2010 $5,000,000 L-3 Communications Integrated Systems: EP-3E Requirements Capability Migration Systems Integration LabRequested by 2010 $3,028,000 San Antonio Channel Improvement, TX 2010 $2,400,000 Texas A&M University: Stress Disorders Research Initiative at Fort HoodRequested by 2010 $2,000,000 Texas A&M University: Fort Hood Training Lands Restoration and Maintenance 2010 $1,610,000 New Mexico State University: Efficient Irrigation, NM, TX