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Abbott, Cornyn Hold Large Fundraising Advantages

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    WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 9: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks to reporters during a break in a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Energy and Power Subcommittee on Capitol Hill February 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. The committee held the hearing to discuss The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 and its effect on the Clean Air Act's regulation of greenhouse gases. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Greg Abbott

    Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he raised more than $3.1 million last month in his run for Texas governor, while the Democratic front runner raised $912,000.

    Abbott reported Monday that his January fundraising now gives him $29.4 million in campaign cash, while Davis said she has $10.2 million.

    Texas' primary is March 4, and campaigns were required to update their campaign finance reports Monday.

    Also Monday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn reported raising nearly $1.5 million in the final quarter of last year. He has $6.5 million in cash on-hand for his re-election bid.

    That's down from the $6.9 million Cornyn had in campaign cash through September.

    But it far outpaces Cornyn's longshot primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman. He reported having only about $48,000 as of Dec. 31.