Press release from the Paul Simpson for Chair of the Harris County Republican Party campaign:
For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Simpson Boasts Impressive Fundraising 30 Days from Primary Election
Opponent raises less than one percent of what Simpson does in 25 days
HOUSTON – The Simpson for GOP County Chair campaign released 30-day fundraising numbers, showing it raised $34,077 from January 1-25, 2018. During the same time frame, the Harris County Republican Party released preliminary fundraising numbers of $82,073.
In just 25 days, Simpson, as the head of the Harris County Republican Party and as a candidate for re-election, raised a total of $116,150.
“The numbers speak for themselves: Paul is raising the amounts of money necessary to reelect Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, County Judge Ed Emmett and every down ballot Republican,” Simpson spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said. “Democrats are pouring millions in Harris County to create a groundswell for their liberal wave to try to take over Texas. We need a leader who can raise money to match the liberal mega donors dollar-for-dollar.”
While Democrats are expected to target Harris County with millions of dollars to turn Texas from red to blue, Simpson’s opponent reported raising just $465 in the latest Texas Ethics Commission 30-day election filing. That’s just 0.4 percent of what Simpson raised for his re-election campaign and for the Harris County Republican Party as chairman.
“Less than a month after Chris Carmona boasted to Republican Primary voters about his fundraising plans and abilities, Paul not only outraised his opponent as a candidate, but also as a county chairman,” Kelly added. “These numbers highlight once again that Chris Carmona ideas don’t add up to proven results.”
Texas state law requires all candidates to file campaign finance reports 30 days out from an election.