Some big news today out of Texas:
Democrat MJ Hegar raised over $13.5 million in three months for her Senate campaign against Republican incumbent John Cornyn.
According to campaign finance totals shared with The Dallas Morning News, Hegar has over $8 million in cash for the stretch run. Her fundraising total, which continues to grow, has now exceeded $20 million for her campaign. She raised the $13.5 million from July 1 to Sept. 30.
“I am humbled by the outpouring of grassroots support for our mission to ensure every Texan has access to affordable health care, equal rights, and that we all recover from the pandemic,” Hegar said. “Together our Texas-sized team will deliver a healthy dose of Texas values to DC and send Senator Cornyn packing on November 3rd.”
The facts don't lie: Donation processing site Act Blue received more than $100 million in donations for Democratic candidates in the two days following Ginsburg's death.
According to Hegar's Senate campaign, Hegar was one of the major beneficiaries. The Democratic candidate from Round Rock, Texas, received more than 200,000 donations at that time, though campaign officials declined to give an exact dollar amount.
Billy Begala, a spokesman for the party's “Cornyn War Room,” told the Austin-American Statesman that after Ginsburg's death, Hegar's campaign also saw an enormous uptick in both volunteers and small-dollar donations.
This race has been tightening and it’s clear Hegar has a real shot at flipping this seat and we need to keep up the momentum. Click below to donate and get involved with Hegar, Biden and their fellow Texas Democrats campaigns:
Also, just received this e-mail from Powered By People:
So far this year, Powered by People volunteers have registered over 90,000 new voters across Texas – which is absolutely amazing. If you’ve been a part of this effort, we cannot thank you enough for bringing us to this point.
I know we previously emailed you about our last phone bank to register voters in Texas, but we’re so close to reaching 100,000 voters. We’re never one to turn away from a challenge – and neither are our volunteers.
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After last night’s debate, I don’t think we have to explain just how important it is to turn out more voters for Joe Biden and Democrats down the ballot. And with recent polls showing Biden only 3 points behind Trump in Texas, we need to do all we can to turn out every single Democratic voter. But first, we need to register them.
See you Saturday,
The Powered by People team