Justin Nelson reports $1.1 million in campaign coffer, Texas AG Ken Paxton sports $7 million
AUSTIN — The underdog candidate for the state’s top lawyer job raised more than $750,000 in the last six months, demonstrating a surge of support and resources in his bid to replace tea party Republican Ken Paxton on the heels of better-than-expected polling.
Justin Nelson, an Austin-area attorney running against Paxton, raised $754,736 between January 1 and June 30, according to reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. In his first run for office, he has reported more than $1.1 million on hand, although $500,000 of that is made up a personal loan he made to the campaign.
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