Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke raised another $25 million dollars during the last period of fundraising, that is, throughout July and late September, Beto’s campaign told The Texas Tribune. With this amount of money, O’Rourke surpassed Greg Abbott’s budget for his reelection effort.
At the end of June, Abbott’s campaign had a 2-to-1 advantage over Beto on cash-on-hand figures; as Abbott reported $45.7 million and Beto $23.9 million. But during this last period of fundraising, Beto has proved that he is a very serious challenger for the gubernatorial race, even though he is still down on the polls.
O’Rourke’s campaign said his latest haul came from almost half a million contributions, and the average contribution size was $53. Nearly all of his 474,876 donations — 98% — were received online.
According to Quinnipiac University’s latest Texas poll, Abbott Leads O’Rourke 53% – 46%. It is important to point out that since the Uvalde shooting and the border crisis, Beto has consistently closed the gap between him and Abbott.