With the Republican primary less than two months away and the general election coming up this year as well, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has far more cash on hand than both his Republican primary opponent Scott Milder, and likely Democrat general election opponent Mike Collier.
Patrick managed to raise over $2.5 million on the January 15th report. This means that as of January 16th, 2018, Patrick had well over $18 million cash on hand. That amount is roughly 127 times more than Collier has raised, who in turn has already raised more than crony Milder has. Patrick has raised roughly 456 times more than Milder.
In a statement regarding his successful fundraising effort, Patrick said “the support I have received is a loud and clear endorsement of what I am fighting for – conservative and productive policies that move Texas forward. I am gratified by the response from the grassroots and the business community all across the state who are counting on me to stand up to the liberal agenda and do the right thing for the state of Texas.”
Between strong grassroot fundraising efforts, and having been endorsed by some of the states most conservative groups and representatives, Patrick should be able to trounce Milder in their upcoming Republican primary face off.
The success of both Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s campaign fundraising efforts are emblematic of the state of Texas’ long term commitment to strong, conservative values.

Austin Goss

Austin Goss is the Capitol Correspondent for Empower Texans and Texas Scorecard. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Austin is a Christian, soldier in the United States Army Reserves, and a student at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow Austin on Twitter @AG_Legacy