With just weeks away until early voting begins in Texas’ primary elections, campaign finance reports for the second half of 2021 have now been released, revealing gubernatorial hopeful Allen West’s fundraising haul of nearly $2 million.

West, a former congressman and former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, announced his campaign on July 9 of last year. 

The records show between July 9 and December 31, West’s campaign raised $1,979,300 while spending $1,253,936. 

The campaign reported having $166,190 total cash on hand. 

Additionally, the campaign touted receiving more than 13,000 individual donations. 

“As Governor, West will continue to meet with the grassroots and people across Texas. It is these activists and patriots who have been the foot soldiers for freedom and the little platoons of civilization that ensure the foundation of our republic and will guarantee its future success,” the campaign said in a statement.

Incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, meanwhile, raised nearly $19 million during the same time, reporting more than $65 million cash on hand.

Early voting in the Republican primary election begins on February 14. Election Day is March 1.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens