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Some TX Lawmakers Have More Cash On Hand Than Trump

Jun 21, 2016

When Donald Trump released campaign finance numbers on Monday revealing he had just $1.3 million in the bank at the end of May, collective jaws dropped. His presumptive opponent in the general presidential election, Hillary Clinton, reported having $42 million cash on hand.

But while Trump's numbers are certainly low for a presidential candidate, they'd even be disappointing for some Texas candidates: 14 current Texas elected officials, three former or outgoing officials, and even one losing candidate have more money in their campaign coffers than Trump.  

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has 17 times more cash on hand than Trump, as of last count; Democratic Houston Sen. John Whitmire had five times more in his account than Trump.

There are also a handful of Texas political action committees more flush with cash than Trump, a list topped by the Beer Alliance of Texas and the Texas Association of Realtors.

Trump isn't worried. In a statement following the release of his numbers, he said his campaign is "leaner and more efficient, like the government should be."

Take a look at the Texans and Texas PACs that have more cash on hand than Trump at The Texas Tribune.