Money In The Race For Governor

Have you contributed to your favorite candidate in the race for Governor of  Texas?

It takes millions of  dollars to run a campaign:  the candidates have to pay for staff, travel, slick political brochures and expensive TV commercials.

In the latest campaign finance filing period Republican Governor Rick Perry  and  Democrat Bill White  had strong fundraising results, but Perry outraised White by more than $3.5  million.

“Texans from across the state continue to generously support Gov. Perry’s re-election campaign and his principled leadership which has made Texas the envy of the nation,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “Gov. Perry is proud to have broad support for his policies to further strengthen our economy, create more jobs, improve our state’s education and secure our border.”

Perry also has more cash on hand than White – $10 million compared to $2.75 Million, however, White’s campaign says it has already spent more than $4 Million to reserve  TV ad time that will run from now, through the start of early voting and election day.

“After 25 years of Rick Perry, Texans are voting with their pocketbooks for new leadership,” said Scott Atlas, Campaign Finance Chair. “We saw amazing results online, with 65 percent of individual contributions this period coming in on the web.”

Both campaigns filed their fundraising reports with the Texas Ethics Commission by Monday’s deadline.

You can read the reports yourself:

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