McCain fundraised in Atlanta Friday.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) –In a mad race to have a strong second quarter fundraising report, Senator John McCain arrived in Atlanta for the latest stop in a multi-city drive to raise campaign cash.
McCain greatly increased his fundraising efforts after his low first quarter funding report. The second quarter ends June 30.
As of now, McCain said he is content with the money he has raised.
“There are always benchmarks, and I am happy with the way we have been doing. And there are always benchmarks and one of them is the quarterly funding report,” McCain told CNN.
McCain is pulling out every stop to boost his second quarter fundraising totals, including virtual fundraisers - usually hour-long webcasts to raise money.
“If you would have talked about something like [virtual fundraisers] in the campaign in 2000 they would have thought you were smoking something fairly strong,” said McCain with a chuckle.
- CNN's Marissa Muller