Elections 2020Governor Abbott Announces $7.6 Million Fundraising Haul, $38 Million Cash on Hand

Governor Greg Abbott's mid-year campaign fundraising report nearly matches what he raised through the second half of 2019.
July 15, 2020
This morning, Governor Greg Abbott’s campaign announced it has raised $7.6 million in the first half of this year, bringing the governor’s cash on hand total to a whopping $37.7 million.

“Now through Election Day, we will continue to rally voters in every corner of this state with our message of freedom and opportunity,” said Abbott in a press release.

This comes as Abbott has taken flack from his right on his handling of the pandemic, but still has an 83 percent approval rating among Republicans.

This second-quarter fundraising total is slightly below what he raked in the latter half of 2019 in which he raised $7.8 million.

“This election is a pivotal moment for our state, and the contributions of our supporters will help us secure Republican victories up and down the ballot and keep Texas red,” Abbott continued.

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Despite displeasure within conservative grassroots circles, Abbott still maintains significant support from his donor base. Until the filing is posted, however, it will remain unclear when the bulk of his haul was raised — whether it came before or after the pandemic-driven closures were instituted.


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Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is a senior reporter for The Texan and an Ohio native who graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. He is an avid sports fan who most enjoys watching his favorite teams continue their title drought throughout his cognizant lifetime. In his free time, you may find Brad quoting Monty Python productions and trying to calculate the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.