Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are picking up massive political donations, even though neither one of them is up for reelection this year.
The Texas Ethics Commission reports Abbott raised nearly eight-million-dollars between July and December, spent more than three-million, and has almost 33-million on hand.
Also in the second half of 2019, Patrick raised more than two-million-dollars, spent 870-thousand, and has more than 13-million on hand.
Patrick plans to seek a third term in 2022. Abbott hasn't announced reelection plans.
Some of his campaign cash will go to other GOP candidates this year.