The campaign arm of Texas House Democrats raised $3.6 million in the second-to-last fundraising quarter, between July 1 and September 24.
The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee announced Monday that the fundraising total is more than double the $1.6 million raised during the first six months of the year.
More than three-fourths of those donations came from contributions of $100 or less, according to HDCC.
“The stakes in this election for Texas are clear,” said HDCC Chairwoman Celia Israel in a prepared statement. “Affordable healthcare, economic security, and a plan to deal with COVID-19 are on the ballot, and achieving those goals starts with flipping the Texas House. That has been our mission from day one, and donors have responded in a big way.”
The news comes the same day as a sizable investment by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, a national Democratic group that works to elect Democrats in statehouse races. On Monday, the group announced a $1.3 million investment for Texas House races.
Coupled with last month’s $6.2 million investment by Forward Majority, a national Democratic super PAC, money from outside the state is pouring into Texas as polling consistently indicates a close presidential race.
Democrats are nine seats away from a majority in the Texas House and are targeting roughly two dozen statehouse seats where Beto O’Rourke performed strongly during the 2018 midterms.
A poll last month found Democrats leading by three percentage points in a generic ballot for the statehouse.
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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org