Eric Johnson, a Dallas attorney who is challenging incumbent Terri Hodge in the Democratic primary, raised over $60,000 from over 300 individuals from June 5 to June 30, according to a campaign press release.
Hodge is currently on trial for bribery charges but maintains her innocence. Despite her legal troubles, she remains popular with Democratic activists within her district and Johnson will face an uphill battle if she is found not guilty.
When Johnson announced his campaign last month, Gromer Jeffer Jr. of the Dallas Morning news noted that more candidates would be likely to enter the race “if things don't go Hodge's way” in the trial.
Grits for Breakfast has more on Hodge's trial which started in June.