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Wendy Davis raises nearly $1 million in two weeks

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State Sen. Wendy Davis has turned her newly-minted star power into nearly $1 million worth of donations in a two week period.

The Fort Worth Democrat raised $933,000 from June 17-30. Of that amount, $580,000 came from donors in Texas.

Davis now has $1.06 million in cash-on-hand, which includes money left over from 2012. Davis was unable to do any fundraising until June 17 due to restrictions while the legislature was in session.

Davis gained statewide and national attention for her 12 hour filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate that stopped an abortion restrictions bill from passing in the first special session of the Texas Legislature.

The bill was reintroduced in a second special session and passed last week.

Davis is considering a run for governor in 2014, but hasn't decided whether she would move ahead with a bid or not. Davis would have to give up her senate seat if she ran for governor.

A potential opponent in a general election, Attorney General Greg Abbott, launched his gubernatorial bid on Sunday. The Republican raised $4.8 million in the same shortened June time span and has more than $20 million available in campaign funds.

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