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Dewhurst, Cruz Announce Fundraising Totals

The Cruz and Dewhurst campaigns came out with their fundraising totals today from May 10 to June 30, raising $1.7 million and $6 million respectively. The Dewhurst campaign announced that 90 percent of donations received were from Texas, while the Cruz campaign wrote:

Cruz has more donors in the greater Houston area alone than David Dewhurst has statewide.

The campaign’s average contribution size is $156.84—less than one-tenth of Dewhurst’s contribution size—and donations under $100 total 37,220.

(UPDATE: I should note that the reason Dewhurst reported more than Cruz was that he put $4.5 million of his own money into the race.) 

Dewhurst, whose campaign has attacked Cruz for his support from Washington, D.C. groups (such as Club for Growth and Senator Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund), was filmed going into a fundraiser hosted a lobbying firm:

This post has been modified since its original posting.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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