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Beto O'Rourke raises $2 million in first 24 hours of launching gubernatorial campaign

6 months 3 days 38 minutes ago Wednesday, November 17 2021 Nov 17, 2021 November 17, 2021 12:42 PM November 17, 2021 in News - AP Texas Headlines
Source: https://www.texastribune.org/
By: PATRICK SVITEK | THE TEXAS TRIBUNE
Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at a campaign rally in San Antonio on November 16, 2021 Credit: Chris Stokes for The Texas Tribune

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Beto O'Rourke raised $2 million in the first 24 hours of his run for governor, his campaign tells The Texas Tribune.

His campaign called it a record "for any Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the first 24 hours" of a campaign. They also said it was the most raised in the "first 24 hours of any campaign in 2021."

O'Rourke is a fundraising powerhouse, though he faces an even more formidable fundraiser in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. He had $55 million cash on hand at the end of June.

O'Rourke's fundraising total for his first 24 hours was $2,015,885, his campaign said. The haul came from more than 20,000 donors.

O'Rourke has been on the road since launching his campaign Monday morning, making stops in Fort Stockton, San Antonio and Laredo. He is scheduled to visit the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2021/11/17/beto-orourke-fundraising-election-governor/.

The Texas Tribune is a member-supported, nonpartisan newsroom informing and engaging Texans on state politics and policy. Learn more at texastribune.org.

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