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Davis Raises Nearly $1 Million Following Her Filibuster

Texas Tribune

It appears State Sen. Wendy Davis’s filibuster did more than temporarily derail the abortion bill.

It also sparked a fundraising frenzy that netted her $933,000 in the final two weeks of June.

That means Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat, has more than one million dollars in the bank as she considers whether to run for governor.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott meanwhile collected  $4.78 million during the final two weeks of June and has more than $20 million available for his campaign.

Here’s the breakdown in donations provided by Davis’ office:

Wendy R. Davis

Campaign Finance Report Summary

July 15, 2013


Reporting period: January 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013

Note: The campaign was in fundraising moratorium until June 17, 2013

Contributions total: $933,000

Cash on hand as of June 30, 2013: $1,063,000

Number of contributions: 15,290

Number of contributions of $250 or less: 15,050

Number of contributions of $50 or less: 13,200

$$ raised from Texas: $580,000

Number of contributions from Texas: 4,900

Former KERA staffer Shelley Kofler was news director, managing editor and senior reporter. She is an award-winning reporter and television producer who previously served as the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.