Campaign Roundup: Political News for the Week of 1/18

Four of the state's top officeholders — two of whom aren't even on the ballot in 2012 — each raised more than $1 million during the second half of 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Comptroller Susan Combs each had seven-figure contribution totals.

Perry, busy for most of the last half of the year with a presidential campaign, raised $1 million for his state campaign account, ending the year with a  $2.5 million balance. That money can't easily be transferred to his federal campaign account, as federal campaign finance laws are ...

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