Gov. Abbott raises $10 million in 12 days; has $40.8 million in cash


Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign reported raising more than $10 million between June 19 and 30, leaving the campaign with $40.8 million in the bank.

Texans For Greg Abbott reported that nearly 45% of donations were from first-time donors, that more than 91% of all donations were for less than $200 and that 92% of all donors were from Texas.

“I am humbled and grateful for the support I have received from Texans across this great state,” Abbott, who announced for re-election on Friday, said in a statement. “My campaign is building the largest grassroots army ever assembled in the Lone Star State, with the goal of keeping Texas the brightest beacon of freedom in the country. In the upcoming election, our campaign will be relentless in our efforts to identify and turn out conservatives to keep Texas red.”

In the comparable period after the regular legislative session in 2017, Abbott raised $8.3 million.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick raised close to $4 million in the same 12-day period, bringing his campaign account to nearly $17 million

In July 2013, when Abbott announced his first run for governor, Texans for Greg Abbott had $21 million in the bank.

Since June 2015, according to his campaign, Abbott has raised $43.1 million.

Reports for the 12-day period ending June 30 are due with the Texas Ethics Commission Monday.



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