January 11, 2018
Gov. Greg Abbott has raised $43.3 million for his re-election campaign, as the Dallas Morning News reports, and its a “major hurdle for any of the nine Democrats trying to replace him.
“Figures obtained by The Dallas Morning News show Abbott raised over $9 million during the fundraising period from July 1-Dec. 31 last year. Allowing for some spending, his campaign fund rose from $41 million in the summer to $43.3 million at the beginning of 2018.”
Abbott appears to be on track to raise more than the $48 million he raised for his 2014 campaign.