Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for Texas governor, demonstrated his fundraising prowess over the last half year with 25 six-figure donations, including a total of $900,000 from the late Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, new filings show.
Counting previous donations to Abbott over his career in statewide office, Simmons has given Abbott at least $2 million.
Energy executive Kelcy Warren of Dallas contributed $200,000 to Abbott, as did Nancy and Marcus Hiles of Grand Prairie. The North Cypress Medical Center Operating Co. LTD gave Abbott $150,000.
Eighteen people gave $100,000 to Abbott over the ...