Millions Fund Last Month of Texas Campaigns

The state's political economy hummed with $43.5 million in contributions to and between candidates and political action committees between Sept. 24 and Oct. 23, according to the most recent reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

There were more than 45,000 transactions during the final weeks of the campaign season, but the money was concentrated at the top, in 784 transactions totaling $24.4 million. The biggest contribution: $3 million to Rick Perry's re-election campaign from the Republican Governors Association.

The governor's race, not surprisingly, is where you find the most money. Perry raised $8 ...

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