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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 5:12 PM

Updated: Feb 3, 2014 5:12 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he raised more than $3.1 million last month in his run for Texas governor.

Abbott reported Monday that his January fundraising now gives him $29.4 million in campaign cash.

That's a commanding lead over Fort Worth state Sen. Wendy Davis, the presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Davis reported raising $12.2 million through the end of 2013.

Also Monday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn reported raising nearly $1.5 million in the final quarter of last year. He has $6.5 million in cash on-hand for his re-election bid.

That's down from the $6.9 million Cornyn had in campaign cash through September.

But it far outpaces Cornyn's longshot primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman. He reported having only about $48,000 as of Dec. 31.

Texas' primary is March 4.

Topics: Texas Elections-Campaign Finance

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