Some candidates have it easy. Attorney General Greg Abbott turned out to be a prodigious fundraiser. His strength can be measured by the size of his campaign bank balance. Its enough to persuade most politicians to skip the Republican primary for governor, to shop elsewhere.
Tom Pauken, the former state Republican Party chairman, is challenging Abbott and acting as the poster boy for the campaign conundrum: It is not easy to get people to invest in a candidate whose opponent already has more than $20 million. Pauken has to exploit any philosophical differences or focus on characteristics in Abbott to offset the financial disadvantage. Its possible, but its a slog.
How much debt did the Texas party get into under his chairmanship?
“Some candidates have it easy. Attorney General Greg Abbott turned out to be a prodigious fundraiser.”
Why do Texas Republicans/conservatives give money to Abbott? Texas conservatives donate to Greg Abbott because he is a conservative and has done a great job for Texas which includes keeping Hussein and Holder from screwing with Texas. Every time they come after Texas, he files a suit against them. He has to be most hated by Holder/Hussein and that alone is worth major donations to Abbott.