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Texas Gov. Raises $19M to Target Anti-voucher Republicans

By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2024 03:26 PM EST

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, considered a fundraising juggernaut, raised $19 million in the final six months of 2023 and plans to use it to oust House Republicans in the state Legislature who are against school vouchers.

Abbott spent 2023 intent on passing a program to let parents use taxpayer dollars to help pay for private school costs, prompting four special sessions, The Texas Tribune reported Wednesday. But in November, 21 House Republicans joined Democrats to strip a school voucher program out of an education bill.

Abbott, who is not up for reelection until 2026, has since endorsed primary challengers to seven of the 21 House Republicans who are running for reelection this year.

"With the primary elections just around the corner, Gov. Abbott has the resources needed to back strong conservative candidates who support his bold agenda to keep Texas the greatest state in the nation, including expanding school choice for all Texas families and students," Abbott campaign manager Kim Snyder said in a statement to the Tribune.

Abbott's campaign announced the $19 million Wednesday, a day after state politicians faced a deadline to disclose their campaign finances for the second half of 2023 to the Texas Ethics Commission, the Tribune reported. The campaign added Abbott also has $38 million cash on hand across two political accounts.

Michael Katz

Michael Katz is a Newsmax reporter with more than 30 years of experience reporting and editing on news, culture, and politics.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, considered a fundraising juggernaut, raised $19 million in the final six months of 2023 and plans to use it to oust House Republicans in the state Legislature who are against school vouchers.
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