Two years before he next faces primary voters, Gov. Greg Abbott raised $8.67M during the first six months of 2016. Abbott reported having $28.6M on hand, nearly double the amount he had on hand four years ago ($14.5M as of June 30, 2012) and the eighth time he has reported at least $20M on hand. Abbott has had more on hand than the entire 36-member U.S. House delegation from Texas ($25.5M).
The highest amount former Gov. Rick Perry ever reported on hand was $11.6M as of December 31, 2009. Abbott has reported having more than that on hand for 14 consecutive campaign finance reporting periods dating back to December 31, 2011.