Texas' Wendy Davis Raises Cash From Abortion-Rights Activists

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Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 05:07 PM

By Todd Beamon

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Wendy Davis raised $2.85 million in the last month, including $200,000 from abortion-rights supporters, and the Democratic Governors Association has started a political action committee for her gubernatorial bid against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Davis received $100,000 each from Aimee Boone, a board member of Planned Parenthood of Austin, and Emily's List, a Washington-based political action committee that backs Democratic women who support abortion rights, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Planned Parenthood’s political action committee also paid $20,000 to conduct a survey for Davis and $9,000 for web design and staff time, according to records of the Texas Election Commission cited by the Morning News.

The latest period covered Jan. 24 to Feb. 22 — and Davis so far has $11 million on hand, while Abbott raised $2.5 million in the period and now has a campaign chest of $30 million, the newspaper reports.

Davis, who rose to national fame after her 13-hour filibuster against new abortion restrictions last year, recently acknowledged having several chronological errors and incomplete details in her public campaign narrative.

Davis has pointed to her narrative as a testament to hard work and the American Dream — and her supporters have relied heavily on it to build support and increase fundraising.

In the latest fundraising period, 27 percent of Davis’ support came from outside Texas, compared with 2 percent of Abbott’s total, the Morning News reports.

Less than half of the money Davis raised came in contributions of $10,000 or more, while nearly 71 percent of what Abbott raised came in such donations.

These included 15 contributions of $50,000 for Abbott — including $250,000 from former telecommunications executive and horse breeder Kenny Troutt; $125,000 from oil baron Javaid Anwar; and several $100,000 donations, including one from Trevor Rees-Jones, a Dallas energy official, the Morning News reports.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Governors Association started its DGA for Wendy Davis PAC with $50,000 it raised last month, The Houston Chronicle reports.

Also based in Washington, the DGA raises money to elect Democratic governors, and is expected to target Republican incumbents in such key battleground states as Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The group's presence in Texas is a sign that it plans to get involved in the nationally watched governor's race, the Chronicle reports.

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