Donors Gave Dallas Mayoral Candidates More Than $1 Million in Less Than a Month

Money is flowing in the Dallas mayoral race now that the jumbled nine-person field has been narrowed to a two-person runoff between City Council member Scott Griggs and Democratic state Rep. Eric Johnson.In just 31 days, Griggs gathered more in donations than he had leading up to the general election — a race in which Johnson more than doubled the North Oak Cliff council member’s fundraising tallies.But Johnson, who has the support of major business and political leaders, still far out-raised Griggs during the period between April 25 and May 26. The state representative hauled in $846,940 in monetary and in-kind contributions — bringing his fundraising total since he entered the race to more than $1.55 million. Griggs received $310,795 in donations during the recent stretch.Griggs was able to tout that he had more donors. His total came from 706 individual contributions — nearly 200 more contributions than Johnson received.Griggs said that he was “very proud’ of his fundraising effort.“We’ve received a huge number of campaign contributions that were small in size, $5, $10,” Griggs said. “And we’re proud of that support that we’ve received.”  Continue reading...

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