Texas Gov. race: Davis outraises Abbott in the last month
February 24th, 2014
07:56 PM ET
9 years ago

Texas Gov. race: Davis outraises Abbott in the last month

(CNN) - Democrat Wendy Davis outraised Republican Greg Abbott in the last month in the Texas gubernatorial to race to succeed outgoing GOP Gov. Rick Perry.

Davis' campaign announced Monday that it raised $2.85 million between January 24 and February 22, compared to Abbott's reported $2.45 million over the same period.

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Davis' campaign lags well behind Abbott in overall fundraising. The Republican Attorney General reported $29.98 million cash on hand, with 98% of donations from the latest report coming from Texas.

Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, reported over $11.3 million cash on hand since July. The sum is a combined figure of money raised by her campaign, her state office campaign and a political action committee, Battleground Texas, that backs her campaign.

Davis and Abbott are considered the leading candidates in their respective parties. The primary is March 4 and the general election is November 4.

Perry announced last year he would not seek re-election.

CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

Filed under: Greg Abbott • Texas • Wendy Davis
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. The REAL TRUTH...

    As she should.. to believe that Abbott knew nothing of Nugent's past shows he is unfit to be Governor and as unaware of his surroundings now as he was when attacked by a tree.

    February 24, 2014 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  2. 2_indy1600

    So Ms Windy is incompetent enough for dimworld, cruel enough (making fun of Abbott's disability) , and now rich enough to buy our votes. Great.

    February 24, 2014 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  3. Namelinda

    Go Wendy Davis. The minority voters in Texas are behind you. Greg Abbott is a Rick Perry clone!

    February 24, 2014 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Iamnotfooled

    Good for her. We need more women.

    February 24, 2014 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  5. Iamnotfooled

    Ted Nugent did not help Abbott. If I were running for anything I would not be seen with that nut.

    February 24, 2014 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  6. Lizzie

    God help Texas, Davis lied about little things, wait till the democratic election machine gets a hold of her.

    February 25, 2014 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
  7. Marie MD

    You're welcome Wendy.
    Keep those sneakers on and fight, fight, fight!

    February 25, 2014 06:23 am at 6:23 am |