Abbott Campaign Spends on Consultants and Advertising

With the biggest war chest in the state — almost $21 million cash on hand — Attorney General Greg Abbott will be hard to beat in his campaign for governor. From early polling to Facebook advertisements, his team is positioning itself as a campaign with experienced consultants looking for new ways to reach out to voters.

Abbott has spent $1.9 million in the first half of this year — $646,000 more than his total expenditures in 2012. By comparison, his only announced opponent, Republican Tom Pauken, has raised $120,442 since announcing his candidacy in March. So far, there is no ...

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