Houston businessman Andrew White and former Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez have reported major hauls in the race to unseat Governor Greg Abbott.
White told the Texas Tribune on Monday that his campaign pulled in $219,277 during the first reporting period after announcing his intention to challenge Governor Greg Abbott. White said that his campaign has rolled into 2018 with about $104,000 in the bank.
Valdez, on the other hand, said that her campaign crossed the 2017 finish line after raising $46,498. In her filing with the Texas Ethics Commission, Valdez said that her campaign had a little over $40,000 in the bank as of January 1st.
Valdez and White, the son of former governor Mark White, were both late additions to the Democratic Party's fray for governor. There is no word yet on how much other candidates, such as Tom Wakely and Jeffrey Payne, raised during the most recent filing period.
Candidates have until Tuesday to disclose their on-hand and cash raised totals to the Texas Ethics Commission.
For more information, visit ethics.texas.gov.