Report: Beto O’Rourke sets record-breaking Democratic fundraising in Texas governor race

O’Rourke reportedly raised $66 million during his campaign for governor.

AUSTIN, Texas — No Democrat has ever raised more money to run for Texas governor Beto O’Rourkeaccording to a report by Houston Chronicle.

O’Rourke reportedly announced Tuesday that he has raised an additional $25.2 million since July, bringing his total for his campaign against the incumbent Republican governor to a total of over $66 million. Gregory Abbott.

That’s a new record for the Texas Democrats running for governor. Wendy Davis raised more than $40 million against Abbott in 2014, and Tony Sanchez spent $76 million on his bid against Rick Perry — though the Houston Chronicle notes that more than $60 million of that came from Sanchez’s own pocket.

RELATED: November 2022 election: What you need to know to vote in central Texas

Also the Houston Chronicle Remarks that O’Rourke’s fundraising still lags far behind Abbott’s. As of June, the current governor had reportedly raised $109 million towards his re-election.

Though Abbott leads the way in fundraising, O’Rourke said the new development marks the second consecutive year he’s outbid Abbott The Texas Tribune. Abbott’s campaign says the governor raised nearly $25 million in the most recent reporting period from July 1 to September 29.

Neither campaign has released their latest box office numbers yet, but Abbott had a nearly 2-to-1 advantage at the end of June.

The Texas Tribune reports that O’Rourke’s recent winnings come from nearly half a million posts averaging $53. All but about 2% of his donations came online.

Abbott continues to lead in major public polls. A recent one by KVUE and the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation found that Abbott is seven points ahead of O’Rourke (51% vs. 44%) among the likely voters. For the most likely (almost certain) voters, the lead grows to 10 points (53% vs. 43%).

The Houston Chronicle reports that as of Oct. 11, O’Rourke still hasn’t raised as much as he did in his 2018 US Senate bid against Ted Cruz, when he received $79 million in donations.

Read the Houston Chronicle’s full report here and The Texas Tribune here.

KVUE on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | youtube Report: Beto O’Rourke sets record-breaking Democratic fundraising in Texas governor race

Laura Coffey

World Time Todays is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button