Wendy Davis raises $3.4 million in third quarter

by | Oct 7, 2020 | 2020 Elections, Politics

Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Davis raised $3.4 million dollars in the latest fundraising quarter.

That brings the total fundraising for Davis to $7.8 million this cycle. The average donation was $67 with 95 percent of donations coming from contributors who donated less than $200, according to the campaign.

Davis, a former Texas legislator, is facing off against incumbent freshman Republican Rep. Chip Roy in Texas’ 21st congressional district. 

“I’m humbled by the amount of support I’ve received in this race against a dangerous and extreme lifelong political insider in Congressman Chip Roy,” said Wendy Davis in a prepared statement announcing the fundraising. “Seeing thousands of people support our campaign with small-dollar donations is indicative of who’s fueling our campaign and our agenda.”

On Monday, Davis and Roy participated in a debate where candidates clashed on border security and public safety. Last month, the Signal interviewed Davis last month about ICE immigrant hysterectomies and Roy’s early support of herd immunity.

The race for Texas 21 is one of the most competitive races in Texas; Roy won his first election by only three percentage points and has been consistently outraised by Davis on the campaign trail. 

Photo: Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Image

fernando@texassignal.com | + posts

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 fernando@texassignal.com

Are you tired of Texas Republicans pushing big lies and trying to steal your vote? So are we, that’s why we’re fighting back against the right-wing lie machine. Our commitment to ethical, fact-based journalism is vital to our democracy, and we can’t do it without you. Consider donating today to help us stay in this fight.

Continue Reading

A Brief History Of Pride In Texas

A Brief History Of Pride In Texas

This was originally posted two years ago. Now, as attacks on LGBTQ+ Texans have intensified to dangerous and frightening levels from the rightwing, we wanted to re-share the long and mighty history of Pride in the Lone Star State. With many cities kicking off their...

DACA Back In The Courts

DACA Back In The Courts

The long and winding legal wrangling over DACA continues tomorrow in Texas. However, it's most notable antagonist, Attorney General Ken Paxton won’t be there after he was impeached and suspended from duties. On June 1, Judge Andrew Hanen will hear oral arguments in...