Edwards said Friday he is close to his $9 million fundraising goal.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - With the second quarter filing deadline looming, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards is hinting that he has raised nearly $9 million since April.
In an e-mail to supporters Friday morning, Edwards appealed for last minute contributions and wrote, "We're in striking distance of our $9 million fundraising goal."
It is not clear what Edwards' definition of "striking distance" is though.
In the same e-mail, the presidential hopeful continued his effort to capitalize off of his wife Elizabeth's on-air clash with conservative commentator Ann Coulter earlier in the week. He is now encouraging supporters to let "Elizabeth know how proud we are of her by leaving a personal message for her when you contribute."
The second quarter deadline ends Saturday at midnight.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney