Mon February 24, 2014
Davis Wins Round of Fundraising But Abbott Has More Cash Overall
"We are surpassing expectations," Davis campaign manager Karin Johanson said in a press release. "The level of support we are receiving across the state demonstrates the issues we are emphasizing - education, the economy and caring for our veterans – are Texas values."
On the other hand, Abbott has close to $30 million cash on hand. That's almost three times what the Davis campaign has in its campaign war chest.
“Texans from across the state are joining Greg Abbott in building a strong campaign and a brighter future for Texas," Abbott's campaign manger Wayne Hamilton said in their press release.
Money will be crucial to reach voters in a state with many large media markets – including two in the nation's top ten: Houston and Dallas Fort Worth.
Later Tuesday, we can expect more details on fundraising reports, including who gave how much to which candidate.
A poll released Monday by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune showed Abbott with an 11 point lead over Davis. The poll was conducted before Abbott appeared at a campaign event with outspoken Texas rocker Ted Nugent, a move the Davis campaign hopes to capitalize on by drawing attention to Nugent's prior sexual relationships with underage girls.