David Dewhurst raised $2.6 million for his U.S. Senate race — his campaign says that's a record for one quarter this cycle— and kicked in another $2 million of his own money, ending September with "more than $4 million" on in the bank, according to his campaign. He announced well ahead of the deadline, apparently seeking his own spotlight. He got it, too. And he wanted to send a message to announced and potential primary opponents: This is going to be expensive.
The announced list includes former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Glenn Addison, a funeral home operator. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, is also considering the race and has a personal fortune to throw at it if he decides to.
Cruz released numbers a couple of days later: He raised almost $1.1 million during the third quarter and ended September with "more than $2.4 million" on hand.
No reports yet from the others.