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Raises $9 Million In Latest Reporting Period

AUSTIN – Texans for Greg Abbott today announced that Governor Abbott has raised over $9 million during the latest fundraising period from July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. This latest fundraising haul brings the campaign’s cash on hand to $43.3 million, setting a record for the most cash on hand a Texas statewide candidate has ever reported. In a sign that the governor’s message continues to resonate with all Texans, the campaign will report that over 53% of donations came from first-time donors and 85% of all donors are Texas residents. Additionally, the campaign will report that it received a donation from each of Texas’ 254 counties.

“I am honored and grateful for the continued support of so many throughout this great state,” said Governor Abbott. “2017 was a banner year for Texas as we added more jobs than any other state, reached the lowest unemployment rate in 40 years and ranked as the state with the best economic climate. There is more work to be done, and with the upcoming campaign in full swing, I will continue to promote ideas that will continue to elevate the Lone Star State to new heights.”

In just over six months of fundraising in 2017, over 38,000 individual contributions resulted in $19.1 million raised by Governor Abbott, with more than 93% of those donations coming from within the state of Texas. Additionally, the campaign saw a rise in new contributors in 2017, with 57% of all donations from first-time donors.