Abbott campaign war chest hits whopping $41 million

July 17, 2017


AUSTIN – Running for re-election with no announced formidable challenger in a state known for its no-limit political contributions, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott now has a war chest as big as Texas itself.

Abbott, who announced Friday he will seek a second term in 2018, on Monday filed paperwork showing he now has nearly $41 million in his campaign account – a massive amount even by Texas standards – including $10 million raised during the last 12 days of June.

That compares to the $34 million in the bank that the 59-year-old former attorney general and judge had in the bank last January, after raising $9 million in his most-lucrative six-month fundraising period since he took office two years earlier.