Wendy Davis raises $12 million for governor bid

January 14, 2014

Democrat Wendy Davis, who rode to national prominence as she stood in the way of Texas Republicans' new abortion restrictions, has raised more than $12 million for her gubernatorial campaign, her campaign announced Tuesday.

The state senator's fundraising spans her campaign committees and affiliated committees. She raised $8.7 million of it for herself.

Davis is still a significant underdog in her likely matchup with state Attorney General Greg Abbott (R). Abbott has also been a very strong fundraiser, and reportedly raised $11.5 million in the last six months of 2013. He has already banked about $27 million in total for the campaign.

 

Abbott, who has been eyeing a gubernatorial run for years, already had more than $20 million in the bank halfway through 2013.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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