A Tale of Two Fundraisers: Abbott and Davis

Republicans have criticized Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis for relying too heavily on out-of-state donors in her race for Texas governor, but GOP Attorney General Greg Abbott is no slouch when it comes to hitting up non-Texans for political dough. 

Out-of-state money is a small but important part of the fundraising narrative that both gubernatorial campaigns are anxious to begin building (or not) this week when new reports are turned in. Campaign finance reports for the last half of 2013 are due Wednesday. The reports will reveal the identities of major donors, the amount of cash the candidates have ...

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