When Donald Trump released campaign finance numbers on Monday revealing he had just $1.3 million in the bank at the end of May, collective jaws dropped. His presumptive opponent in the general presidential election, Hillary Clinton, reported having $42 million cash on hand.
But while Trump's numbers are certainly low for a presidential candidate, they'd even be disappointing for some Texas candidates: 14 current Texas elected officials and three former or outgoing officials have more money in their campaign coffers than Trump.
Trump isn't worried. In a statement following the release of his numbers, he said his campaign is "leaner and more efficient, like the government should be."
Take a look at the Texans and Texas PACs that have more cash on hand than Trump:-->
|Filer||As of:||Cash on hand|
|Texans for Greg Abbott||12/31/15||$22,470,112|
|Texans for Joe Straus||2/20/16||$8,010,792|
|Texans for Dan Patrick||2/20/16||$7,832,161|
|Friends of Susan Combs||12/31/15||$5,001,529|
|Glenn Hegar Jr.||12/31/15||$3,206,751|
|George P. Bush||12/31/15||$3,005,492|
|[Troy] Fraser for Texas Senate||12/31/15||$1,364,789|
Correction: A previous version of this story included several political action committees — the reports for which are not directly comparable to those for individual candidates. Those numbers have been omitted. It also reported a cash on hand number from an early report for Gary Gates Jr., who ran for Texas Railroad Commissioner. He no longer has more money on hand than Trump.