The Wendy Davis Campaign for Governor announced today that it has raised $27 million since July of 2013, surpassing the amount of money raised by 2010 Democratic governor candidate Bill White with four months to go in the campaign, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Davis says the $11.7 million she has raised in the current reporting cycle, which is since February 23, comes from more than 72,000 contributors. Campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas says the average contribution is $105, and 75% of the contributions are less than $50.
"We have made unprecedented investments on the ground and online that will translate the excitement for Wendy Davis into votes on Election Day," Petkanis said.
Davis is helped by Battleground Texas, an aggressive campaign apparatus which is helping all Democratic candidates in the state.
Battleground Texas and the Davis campaign says it has more than 22,000 active volunteers, made nearly 2 million phone calls, knocked on a quarter million dollars, and held 9200 separate events, ranging from block walks to voter registration drives.
In the latest Texas Poll, sponsored by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune, Davis was running more than a dozen points behind Republican Greg Abbott in the race for governor.