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Abbott Raises Almost $11 Million in Mid-2018

Governor Greg Abbott reported major fundraising for his campaign through mid-2018.

According to reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, Abbott reported raising big from February through June 30th, bringing in $10,949,928.45 for his campaign. The incumbent Republican reported a little over $22 million in expenditures during this same time, leaving him with about $29 million in the bank.

Meanwhile, Democrat Lupe Valdez reported steady fundraising from May through June 30th. Valdez reported pulling in $335,765.22 during the period, while spending $208,670.83. Valdez finished June with $222,050.50 on hand and about $30,000 in outstanding loans.

Finally, Libertarian candidate Mark Tippetts reported bringing in $14,943.50 for his campaign from January 1st through June 30th. Tippetts also reported spending $13,737.06 during this time, leaving him a little less than $2,700 on hand.

Voters will decide this race in November.

Photo by Abbott Campaign

Photo by Abbott Campaign

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