Democrat Wendy Davis reported that she outstripped Republican Greg Abbott in fundraising, bringing in $2.85 million over a 29-day period. His totals were reported here.
Davis has $11.3 million tucked away looking ahead to the general election. Her overall bank account still lags well behind Abbott’s $30 million.
The Republican attorney general has seen his campaign boosted in the past seven months by about two dozen benefactors capable of writing him large checks totaling more than $100,000.
For Davis, her totals arise from combining three political accounts controlled by her campaign. Those most recent totals include:
Wendy R. Davis for Governor, Inc.: $1.6 million
Wendy R. Davis Candidate/Officeholder: $2.035 million
Texas Victory Committee, Inc.: $1.2 million
Fundraising reports are not yet on the TEC website; check back later today or tomorrow here to search for them. This is a great bounceback from the 30 day report, and means as BOR has noted that Davis has outraised Abbott in two of the three reporting periods, as she topped him in January as well. Sure, he has more cash on hand, but the point is that she can more than keep pace, and she has a much broader network of donors to tap into, not just a handful of zillionaires. There’s a long way to go and a whole lot of work to do, so it’s great to be reassured again that Davis will have the resources she will need to fight this out.