Money Shouldn’t Be A Problem In The Race For Governor

Earlier I blogged about former Houston Mayor Bill White’s impressive fundraising numbers from the most recent election cycle. 

White is reporting $9 Million cash on hand and those numbers give him a financial advantage over the Governor –  who still leads in the most recent Rasmussen Report Poll.

But, it looks like neither candidate will have a problem getting his campaign message to the voters this fall.

I just received the numbers and the message from  the Texans for Rick Perry campaign.   Governor Perry’s side says the campaign has raised $7,086,947 between Feb. 21 and June 30 this year, including $1,152,276 in online contributions. The campaign reports $5,868,373 cash on hand.

You can read the entire message below: 


AUSTIN – The Texans for Rick Perry campaign today announced it has raised $20,039,006 million this election cycle from 14,837 contributors, a significant increase in money raised and number of contributors from past elections.
“The generous contributions from Texans across the state to the governor’s reelection campaign proves the overwhelming support of Gov. Perry’s principled leadership of our state,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “The governor’s vision for Texas’ future will continue to strengthen our economy, create jobs, improve education and secure our border, keeping Texas on a path of prosperity and opportunity for future generations.”

In 2002 and 2006, 8,325 and 6,241 individuals contributed to the campaign respectively, marking an increase in more than 6,500 contributors for this election cycle from past campaigns. Compared to the reporting periods from Jan. 1 – June 30 in 2002, 2006 and 2010, the campaign raised $5,230,062, $4,723,328 and $8,720,973 respectively. Raising almost $3.5 million more in this reporting period from past elections, Texans for Rick Perry has gained significant momentum in its fundraising efforts, signaling ongoing and growing support of Gov. Perry’s leadership from Texans across the state. In this reporting period, more than 94 percent of contributions are from Texas donors and 87 percent of contributions are less than $500, with the average contribution being about $780.

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