John Cramer and Natalie Amberson from the Human Rights Campaign Texas Families PAC presented a check for $4,000 to the Bill White campaign on Monday, Oct. 25. Kaylee Harrington, a campaign volunteer, and Molly Hanchey, a campaign staff member, accepted the money on behalf of White.
Throughout Texas, the PAC has raised more than $10,000 for the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Cramer said although HRC endorses in federal races, it is extremely rare for the organization to endorse a candidate in a statewide election. HRC endorsed White in March.
Cramer said they raised the money hosting wine and cheese parties and through donations made online.
In this week’s paper, White answered several questions from Dallas Voice, calling the LGBT vote “absolutely critical” to his chances of defeating incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday, Nov. 2.