Money in statewide campaigns
Although Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White surpassed incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Perry in fundraising from February through June, that trend did not extend to other Democrats on the statewide ballot.
Here is a look at how much money the major party candidates raised, spent and have on hand, according to reports filed this week with the Texas Ethics Commission.
The reports cover campaign activity from Feb. 21 through June 30. Candidate (Party)
Raised Governor Rick Perry (R) $7.1 million Bill White (D) $7.4 million Lieutenant governor David Dewhurst (R) $3.2 million Linda Chavez-$331,023 Thompson (D) Agriculture commissioner Todd Staples (R) $387,462 Hank Gilbert (D) $51,702 Attorney general Greg Abbott (R) Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) Land commissioner Jerry Patterson (R) $307,630 Hector Uribe (D) $44,704 Railroad commissioner David Porter (R) $128,482 Jeff Weems (D) $63,717 $1.7 million $233,942
Spent $3.5 million $3.3 million $1.3 million $162,904 $653,222 $176,092 Cash on hand $5.9 million $9 million $1.1 million $136,421