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Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he raised $417,000 the last two weeks of June and now has $1.3 million in cash-on-hand for his campaign for lieutenant governor.

Patterson is part of a crowded field for the post's Republican primary that includes Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples and state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston.

Current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst also says he's seeking re-election.

Sen. Wendy Davis reports she raised $933,000 in the same two-week period, bringing her total cash-on-hand to $1,063,000.

The $933,000 came from a total of 15,290 donations, 4,900 of which came from Texans. Texans contributed $580,000 of the $933,000.

"I am grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support," Davis said in a statement. "Texans from around the state have been generous with their contributions, enthusiastic with their support, and committed to joining me in the fight for the priorities of Texas families."

She has not announced what office she plans to run for.

Texas officeholders can't fundraise until 20 days after the end of the regular legislative session, which concluded May 27.

Patterson on Monday called his haul between June 17-30 "pretty strong for 13 days of work."

But he said such a crowded field likely means a separate runoff election between the top-two primary finishers. Patterson says he'll likely need $3 million more to make it that far.

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