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White reports another strong fundraising quarter

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To date, more than 5,000 supporters have contributed more than $6 million to Houston Mayor Bill White’s campaign since he announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate in December.

The contributions for the filing period ending Sept. 30 totaled more than $1.5 million. In the last week of the quarter alone, supporters contributed $400,000, about half through the internet. The candidate pledged to match contributions during that week.

As of the second quarter filing period, the Bill White for Texas team had raised more dollars from more people than all other Senate candidates combined. With nearly 2000 first-time contributors, the third quarter filing period attracted significantly more new contributors to the campaign than any other quarter.

That $400K is nearly as much as John Sharp raised in the entire first quarter. The new reports aren’t up on the FEC site yet, but I’ll go out on a limb and predict that White did pretty well in comparison to the others. That said, some amount of that total will be self-contributions, given the matching offer he made. Still, $400K in a week is mighty impressive, especially given current conditions.

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