State, legislative and local (where required) candidates facing general election opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. Most of those have become available online today. This report looks at key statewide and Senate races. A later report will look at key House races.
Our Crib Sheets have been fully updated for statewide and Senate races.
GOV: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) out-raised former Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D), $5.7M to $0.7M, and outspent her $7.3M to $0.6M, for the period. He has a $26.5M advantage in cash on hand. It is almost identical to the cash-on-hand advantage Abbott held over then-Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) at this point in their 2014 campaigns. The difference is that Davis, by this point, had raised $30.7M for her campaign while Valdez has raised less than $1.5M.
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