Abbott Has $30 Million On Hand In Gubernatorial Bid

Republican Greg Abbott has $30 million on hand in his bid to succeed Texas Gov. Rick Perry, nearly three times what Democratic frontrunner Wendy Davis has in the bank.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (File)

AUSTIN (February 24, 2014) A week out from the March 4 primary election, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott has $30 million on hand in his bid to replace Gov. Rick Perry.

Abbott reported Monday that he raised another $2.5 million during a lively last month in the governor's race.

Democratic frontrunner Wendy Davis outraised Abbott in the last 30 days, bringing in $2.85 million, but Davis reported $11 million cash in hand, about a third of what Abbott has banked.

Davis says she's had 91,000 individual contributors.

The attacks that Abbott and Davis have exchanged over border security and Abbott's decision to campaign with outspoken rocker Ted Nugent have sharpened since late January.

Monday was another campaign finance reporting deadline ahead of the March 4 primary.

Perry raised $39 million during his last re-election campaign in 2010.

Abbott and Davis could set records for individual contributions and donors.


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