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Comptroller Candidates Reveal Fundraising Numbers

State Sen. Glenn Hegar and Debra Medina, both Republican candidates to succeed Comptroller Susan Combs, released early fundraising numbers Monday.

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state ...

State Sen. Glenn Hegar and Debra Medina, both Republican candidates to succeed Comptroller Susan Combs, released early fundraising numbers Monday.

Hegar’s campaign announced it had raised more than $1.1 million between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, with on-hand cash totaling about $2.6 million. Medina reported that she raised less than $80,000 in the same period, and she had $52,000 on hand.

Hegar thanked a “broad coalition of support” from the business community, conservative leaders and grassroots activists for his considerable funds. Medina told Texas Weekly that she can do more with less than other campaigns because of her large base of support from her 2010 gubernatorial run, and she said her fundraising efforts are “on target.”

The financial story behind the crowded GOP race for comptroller is still taking shape. The two other Republican candidates, state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran and former state Rep. Raul Torres, have not yet released fundraising totals. The Democratic candidate, Michael Collier, is unopposed in his party's primary.

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