WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, had a healthy second-quarter campaign fundraising haul, reporting a total of $458,000 raised from April to June.
The freshman legislator is also on track to report $685,000 in cash on hand by a July 15 Federal Election Commission deadline, according to his campaign.
In total, Hurd has raised just $1 million in the first half of this year. Hurd narrowly defeated ex-U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, in 2014, and the two men are on track to face off again in 2016.
The sprawling 23rd Congressional District is the only truly competitive seat on the Texas map. It is in all likelihood going to be at the center of House Republican efforts to protect their largest majority in generations — and the Democrats' campaign to increase their ranks.
Gallego entered the race at the beginning of April. His campaign did not immediately respond to a request for its fundraising figures.