DALLAS — It’s all about the money as Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott — the two top contenders to replace Texas Gov. Rick Perry — reveal exactly how much is in their campaign coffers.
From July through the end of last year, the campaign of Davis, a Democratic state senator, said it raised $12.2 million. Republicans are contesting $3.5 million of that, saying Davis has to share that with a wider “get out the vote” effort.
But Democrats say the strong numbers are a sign of things to come.
“To be able to raise $12 million in a short period of time — and you still have about 10 months before the election — that says that she’s going to have the ability to mount a very viable campaign,” said Democratic State Sen. Royce Wes