April 17th, 2016 | Abby Livingston | The Texas Tribune
WASHINGTON — The money race for Texas’ only competitive congressional seat is heating up.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, raised about $511,000 in the first quarter of this year. This number far overpowers the $312,000 haul of his rival, Democratic ex-U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine.
The two men are squaring off for a rematch in November to represent the sprawling 23rd congressional district in southwest Texas. Hurd defeated Gallego by a two-point margin in 2014.
Hurd raised $79,500 ahead of the Texas primary from Jan. 1 through Feb. 11. His campaign on Friday reported to the Federal Election Commission that he raised an additional $432,000 since then, for a combined $511,000. He further reported $1.35 million in cash on hand.
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