Wendy Davis Raises Almost $1 Million In Second Half Of June

AP

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) campaign was expected to announce Monday that it raised almost $1 million in the last two weeks of June after her well-known filibuster of an abortion bill, the Texas Tribune reported.

Davis’ campaign was expected to report raising $933,000 between June 17 and June 30 to the Texas Ethics Commission on its Monday filing deadline, according to the Tribune. Most of the 15,290 donations came from small donors, under $250 each.

Davis told the Tribune in an interview last week that if she decides to run to replace Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), fundraising in the red state would be “a key question.” State Attorney General Greg Abbott (R), who announced his own gubernatorial bid Sunday, reported raising $4.8 million for the same two-week period, according to the Tribune.

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