Fundraising Reports Offer Chance to Stand Out in Crowded Field

In light of Gov. Rick Perry’s decision not to seek re-election, and Attorney General Greg Abbott’s announcement on Sunday that he plans to run for governor, Texas is bracing for one of the most active down-ballot campaign seasons in years.

And Monday's fundraising reporting deadline offered an early look at how the candidates running in the crowded 2014 races for lieutenant governor and attorney general stack up financially. The required state reports cover political finance during the first six months of 2013. Current state officeholders were barred from raising money during the regular legislative session and for ...

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