Report: Texas Sen. Davis Raises Nearly $1 Million After Filibuster

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis raised $933,000 between June 17 and June 30, much of it from small donors who sent her money after she launched her filibuster of a restrictive abortion bill, her campaign will reveal.

Monday is the filing deadline for state candidates and political action committees to report contributions to the Texas Ethics Commission.

Davis, who is mulling a run for Texas governor in a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994, said in an interview with The Texas Tribune last week that if she jumps into the governor’s race, her ability to raise enough money to run a competitive statewide race will be β€œa key question.”

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who announced his campaign for governor this weekend, reported raising $4.8 million for the same June 17-30 period.

Texas Tribune