Abbott builds $41 million war chest with eye on re-election, special session

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Gov. Greg Abbott has a nearly $41 million war chest heading into his re-election campaign — and a special session in which he's looking to keep political pressure on lawmakers to pass an ambitious 20-item agenda. Abbott raised over $10 million during the last 12 days of June, according to his campaign, which described the number as record-breaking for the period. The haul brought his cash-on-hand total to $40.8 million. It's a colossal amount of money for Abbott's re-election effort, which he made official Friday in San Antonio — without any serious Democratic opponent. Yet it could also f...

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