June 29th, 2007
05:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Richardson raises $7 million for White House bid

Richardson's camp released its second quarter fundraising numbers Friday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will show that he has raised at least $7 million for his presidential campaign in the past three months, a spokesman tells CNN, one day before the books on the second fundraising quarter are closed.

Richardson has raised more than $13 million for his White House bid from more than 38,000 contributors this year. The New Mexico Democrat raised $6.2 million in the first three months of 2007. And Pahl Shipley, Richardson's spokesman, notes that all of the money raised can be used in the primary.

Richardson's campaign is the second to estimate how much money it raised in the second quarter. On Thursday, Sen. Hillary Clinton's spokesman indicated that the New York Democrat will raise "in the range of $27 million" in this same time period.

– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Greg , ashburn VA

    looks like he won't be dropping out of te 08 race yet?

    June 29, 2007 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  2. Dan, San jose, ca

    only honest guy in the race

    June 29, 2007 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  3. LILLIAN ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO

    GOVERNOR RICHARDSON WILL NOT BE DROPPING OF ANY RACES. AS PEOPLE READ HIS WEB SITE AND FIND OUT WHAT HE HAS DONE IN NEW MEXICO ( UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IS LIKE 3.6 )AND NOTICE THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL CLASIFIED ADS ON SUNDAY AND NOTICE THE 9 LONG PAGES BY BOTH SIDES OF JOB ADS PEOPLE WILL SEE HE IS THE BEST CANDIDATE. i HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO LIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE FOR THE PAST 6 YRS AND HOUSES ARE STILL SELLING AT GOOD PRICES ..

    June 29, 2007 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  4. Chris, Carlsbad, CA

    Voted for the amnesty bill. Will not be getting my vote!

    June 30, 2007 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  5. Yosef, Claude, TX

    How do you like that white tie?

    June 30, 2007 03:42 am at 3:42 am |
  6. cliff, honolulu hi

    If he raised 7 million this quarter,he will soon be seen as a threat to the Clintons. You know what that means. The party leadership will be trying to stiffle him like they are doing to John Edwards. Look out for all the negatives by tv's political pundits. They are afraid to try that with Obama because of his ethnic roots. That would cause a blacklash. Thats the reason that he has escaped their ire so far.

    June 30, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. Luckyseven

    Please! Edwards is a joke. He has no real experience except for that one term in the senate. Since then, he has proven that not only does he have no scruples, but will do and say anything to get elected. That is why he charges $10000 plus to talk about poverty, while working with a company that engaged in the same sort of predatory lending he now abhors. He talks about the two Americas, but really should be talking about the two John Edward's. The first, is the one who campaigns and talks to the common man, and passionately talks about opportunity and understanding. The other is the one who charges thousands to talk about poverty, establishes "poverty centers" that benefit no one but him, and gets $400 dollar haircuts.

    When questioned on these contradictions, he usually replies...

    "that is not our Edwards, that is not our Edwards...it don't have to be that way, it don't have to be that way"

    June 30, 2007 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Kathy Bomar, Virginia

    Richardson can raise all the money he wants; he will never get elected by the American people because of his 'pro-immigrant/Anti taxpayer' stance.

    July 1, 2007 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  9. Alex, Agoura Hills, Ca

    If any of you have not seen Bill Richardson on Meet the Press yet you should watch it online. It proves that Bill Richardson is one fo the most superficial candidates in the race. He has absolutely no depth when asked about the issues; he merely delivers a clever sound bite that sounds good to everybody. He also advocates no intervention into darfur besides economic sanctions. The massacre of thousands of innocents seems to not be enough. Bill Richardson may have an impresive resume but he has done a pretty dismal job at most of his postions besides diplomat.

    July 1, 2007 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  10. Cove

    Bill Richardson is the only candidate for President that is on the record codemning torture. 60 photos, pictures and images of Governor Richardson at

    http://fatbillandme.blogspot.com/

    January 7, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |