With the primary election just weeks away, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is taking his campaign outside state lines, with a fundraiser scheduled to be held later this month in California.

The invitation shows the event, slated for January 24, carrying a high price tag: $25,000 for top-tier “Co-Chairs”, which includes four preferred seating tickets to the Orange County reception and dinner honoring Abbott, as well as a signed copy of his book “Broken But Unbowed.”

Golden State supporters of Gov. Abbott on a budget can elect to become a “Co-Host” instead for a modest $5,000. That will get you one ticket to the reception and the dinner. 

The fundraiser comes as Abbott has been criticized for so-far failing to attend a single forum or debate with his opponents in the Republican primary. Instead, Abbott has largely ignored his competition, launching his re-election campaign on Saturday and embarking on a 60-city tour of Texas. 

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

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Managing 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

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