AUSTIN (KXAN) — MJ Hegar, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Texas, raised more than $1 million in the week since defeating Royce West in the primary runoff on July 14, according to her campaign.
Hegar’s campaign said the post-runoff blitz, from July 15-21, marked its best fundraising week to date. She’ll face incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn in the general election in November.
“Together we are building the grassroots-powered team that will deliver a healthy dose of Texas values to DC and send Senator Cornyn packing in November,” Hegar’s campaign said in a statement.
Through June 30, Hegar had raised more than $6.6 million, according to federal campaign finance records. She finished the period with $902,092 on hand.
Cornyn, still, holds a significant fundraising advantage over Hegar. He raised $16.6 million from Jan. 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. He has $14.5 million on hand.
Cornyn led Hegar by 8 points in a pre-runoff poll by CBS News with 15% of voters undecided.