The Brief: Davis' Fundraising Totals Go Under Microscope

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Wendy Davis' fundraising figures from Tuesday that showed her raising slightly more money than her GOP rival for governor are now being questioned. The Tribune's Jay Root reports that the $11.2 million raised by Davis had more than $500,000 in "in-kind" contributions, including a concert by Willie Nelson valued at $250,000, as well as contributions that could benefit fellow Democratic candidates.

With those in-kind contributions factored in, Davis edged Greg Abbott's $11.1 million raised over the most recent fundraising period. Abbott, though, has $35.6 million in cash on hand, or ...

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