Wendy Davis raises $12 million for governor bid

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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