Patrick Leading Van de Putte in Campaign Cash
UPDATED: A month before the November election, Republican lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Patrick has about $2 million more in his campaign bank account than his Democratic opponent, Leticia Van de Putte, according to figures released by both candidates.
*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.
A month before the November election, Republican lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Patrick has about $2 million more in his campaign bank account than his Democratic opponent, Leticia Van de Putte, according to figures released by both candidates.
Patrick will report $4.3 million in cash on hand in his latest campaign finance filings. Van de Putte will show just under $2.2 million.
In the last three months, Van de Putte, a San Antonio state senator, has raised about $2.6 million, for a total of almost $5 million since she announced in November that she would run for lieutenant governor. Patrick, a Houston state senator who defeated incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a May runoff after a four-way primary, has collected about $12 million in contributions since he declared his candidacy last summer. Further details about the candidate's fundraising will not be available until the latest campaign finance filings, which are due Monday, are made public.
At the last campaign finance reporting deadline in July, Van de Putte had slightly out-raised Patrick, with $1.2 million to his $1 million in contributions in the two months since the May runoff.
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