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2010: White, Perry Lead in Fundraising

The latest campaign finance reports show that both candidates raised more than $700,000 in January. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison spent more than any other candidate: $3.3 million.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White raised more campaign cash than any other candidate in the governor's race, according to the latest ethics reports. 

The former Houston mayor pulled in slightly more than Republican Rick Perry and nearly tripled the total reported by the GOP governor's rival in the March 2 primary, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. White bested his own rival, Farouk Shami, who is relying largely on his personal fortune to campaign in the Democratic primary. Debra Medina, who received some momentum after the first GOP debate, collected money at a significant rate for a grassroots campaign.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand
Kay Bailey Hutchison $269,940 $3,397,549 $10,011,341
Rick Perry $734,365 $1,910,632 $10,442,558
Bill White $755,067 $209,220 $6,420,102
Farouk Shami $2,778 $1,040,949 $1,075,881
Debra Medina $145,857 $107,825 $68,483

Source: Texas Ethics Commission

We're still sorting through the reports filed by other candidates. More information will be available soon.

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