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Paxton Outpaces Houston in Fundraising for AG Race

State Sen. Ken Paxton, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, reported more than 10 times the amount of cash on hand reported by his Democratic opponent, Sam Houston.

Attorney General candidate Sen. Ken Paxton speaks at the Republican State Convention June 6, 2014

State Sen. Ken Paxton, the Republican candidate for attorney general, raised $1.7 million between July 1 and Sept. 25, according to campaign finance records from the Texas Ethics Commission. Paxton reported having $1.8 million cash on hand at the end of that period.

That's more than 10 times the amount of cash on hand reported by his Democratic opponent, Houston lawyer Sam Houston, who reported $146,000 cash on hand Monday. 

The numbers suggest Paxton may spend less in the general election than he spent in the three-way Republican primary and subsequent bruising runoff against state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas.

Paxton and Houston are running to replace Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is the Republican candidate for governor.

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