Lt. Gov. candidates report dismal July fundraising figures

Lt. Gov. candidates report dismal July fundraising figures

July proved to be a hot fundraising month for Attorney General Greg Abbott — whose gubernatorial campaign raked in $1 million — and Sen. Wendy Davis, who leveraged the fervor surrounding her potential run for the state’s top spot to haul in more than $400,000.

How did the folks running for Texas’ No.2 elected office fare in the same month?  Not nearly as well.

July fundraising figures — filed with the Texas Ethics Commission on Thursday — show the four candidates running for lieutenant governor raised a combined total of less than $154,000 in the 30-day period.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who made headlines across the state last week after a Dallas TV station released audio of him trying to get a family member out of jail, led the pack for July fundraising, bringing in about $83,000.

AttorneyGeneralGregAbbottThe vast majority of that — a total of $75,000 — came in the form of $25,000 infusions from a trio of contributors that included the Texas Association of Realtors PAC, El Paso business magnate Woody Hunt and Houston energy titan Charles Watson.

Dewhurst’s campaign explained why the sitting lieutenant governor didn’t make more of a fundraising splash during the period that covered the Legislature’s second special session.

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