Texas

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Raise Big Bucks

Gonna be a loud, high-profile campaign

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Wendy Davis, the Texas Democratic candidate for governor, reported eye-popping fundraising numbers on Tuesday evening, another indication that the Lone Star State governor's race will be a high-dollar, high-profile race.

The state senator, who is facing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race to succeed Rick Perry, raked in more than $12.2 million from July 1 to Dec. 31 from more than 70,000 individual donors, an impressive figure even in vast Texas, where campaigning statewide is astronomically expensive.