July 15, 2013
Contact: Allen Blakemore 713-526-3399

AUSTIN – Barry Smitherman, Republican candidate for Texas Attorney General, filed his mid-year report of contributions and expenditures with the Texas Ethics Commission, saying, “I’m proud of our efforts and excited about the tremendous support we continue to receive across the state.”

During the brief two-week fundraising period, which began June 17, Smitherman raised $698,770 from donors across Texas.  As of June 30, Smitherman’s campaign reached its initial goal of cash on hand totaling $1,004,160.

“I ran my first statewide campaign in 2012 and had great success attracting contributions, raising over $4 million in 18 months.  I am extremely confident that this campaign will be well funded,” Smitherman said.

“I was humbled to receive financial support from Texans across our state.  I will continue to fight for conservative values, stand up to the federal government, and defend the Constitution and laws of the Great State of Texas.

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