Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Q3 Fundraising Reports

The presidential campaigns are reporting their third quarter fundraising numbers:
  • Sen. Barack Obama reports $19 million raised from 93,000 donors, according to The Politico.
  • John Edwards raised $7 million and has $12 million in the bank, according to Marc Ambinder.
  • Sen. John McCain reports $5 million raised -- beating expectations -- but the campaign is still more than $2 milliion in debt, according to The Politico.
  • Gov. Bill Richardson reports $5.2 million, keeping him in the second tier of Democratic candidates, as noted earlier on Political Wire.
  • Craig Crawford on Fred Thompson: "It looks like Republican White House hopeful Fred Thompson could flub yet another campaign test this week -- at least in the eyes of the national media and other Beltway junkies. Word is that the former Tennessee senator, who is getting tepid reviews for his stump performances, will post unimpressive results for his first official fundraising quarter, just ended."
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton will announce raising $27 million, of which $22 million can be used in the primaries, according to the Drudge Report. Marc Ambinder notes "institutional donors are starting to fall in with the herd, and the herd is running towards Clinton at this point."
  • Rep. Ron Paul raised $2.4 million, exceeding his Q2 numbers, according to NBC News.
  • Sen. Chris Dodd raised $1.3 million, "less than half of what he raised the second quarter and considerable less than the 8.7 million raised in the first quarter," according to ABC News.
  • Sen. Joe Biden will report raising just under $2 million, The Politico reports. It "probably means that it's time to lay off the Biden-dropping-out rumors a bit."
  • Mitt Romney raised about $10 million, according to the New York Times, but also spent injected $6 million of his own money.

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