July 16th, 2007
09:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Clinton, Obama, Edwards bank almost $100 million

Sen. Hillary Clinton reported $33 million in cash on hand.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The three Democratic presidential frontrunners have amassed nearly $100 million in their combined campaign war chests, almost triple the amount of their Republican counterparts, according to reports filed Sunday night with the Federal Election Commission.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards reported having a combined $94.8 million in their respective campaign accounts as of June 30, compared to the combined $33.7 million Republican frontrunners Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and John McCain have amassed.

Clinton lead her field in cash-on-hand with $45.2 million, followed by $36.3 million for Obama, and $13.3 million for Edwards. The reports filed with the FEC did not specify how much of these amounts could be spent during the primaries.

For a complete run-down of the Democratic field, click below:

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July 16th, 2007
09:30 AM ET
3 years ago

McCain warchest larger than expected

McCain has more cash on hand than previously estimated.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. John McCain began the month of July with $3.2 million in his presidential campaign bank account, more than the $2 million his aides estimated last week.

But a McCain campaign aide tells CNN that only $1.9 million of the Arizona senator's warchest can be used in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

McCain trails far behind former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who reported a bank account of $18.3 million, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who reported $12.1 million in his coffers.

Though Romney spent $20.7 million from April through June, more than any other Republican candidate, he still enjoys a sizeable campaign warchest due in large part to roughly $8.9 million he has loaned himself from his personal funds.

McCain reported owing $1.8 million in debts as of June 30. Last week, sources close to McCain told CNN that the senator would have only $250,000 in available cash if all debts were due immediately.

All the presidential candidates filed detailed financial reports with the Federal Election Commission over the weekend.

Read on for a complete run-down of the Republican field:

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July 16th, 2007
09:14 AM ET
3 years ago

YouTube video shows Romney distancing from GOP in 2002

Watch CNN’s Abbi Tatton report on Romney’s YouTube trail.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Already the victim of previous YouTube assaults, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney now faces a new online video that shows the GOP presidential hopeful repeatedly distancing himself from the Republican Party during his 2002 gubernatorial run.

The video, posted on YouTube Thursday by the Massachusetts Democratic Party, shows several clips of Romney tamping down his Republican affiliation and advocating for political balance.

“I lived in a place that had a one-party state that was primarily Republican. I thought, `Well, won't that be nice?' The answer is no," Romney says in one of the video’s clips.

"I've been very clear, I think, to people all across the Commonwealth, that my `R' didn't stand so much for `Republican' as it does for 'reform,"' Romney is also seen saying.

Romney spokesman Kevin Madden brushed aside the video, arguing it indicates the “Democratic Party brass” view him as the “greatest threat to them in 2008.”

“You know you're making great progress and you're doing things right as a good Republican when the wrong-way crowd in the Democratic Party starts attacking you,” he added.

A YouTube video of Romney defending abortion rights and gay rights as a Senate candidate in 1994 received wide exposure earlier in the year. Last month, fellow GOP candidate John McCain’s campaign posted a video of then-Gov. Romney in 2005 saying he supported maintaining the state’s abortion rights.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


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July 16th, 2007
09:02 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign Cash Rankings: Contributions, 2nd Quarter

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on contributions raised in the second quarter.

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS, 2ND QTR.

REPUBLICANS:
Giuliani R $17,351,837.48
Romney R $13,917,800.57
McCain R $11,165,982.43
Paul R $2,364,328.41
Tancredo R $1,465,701.42
Brownback R $1,397,658.38
Hunter R $796,282.68
Huckabee R $747,117.86
Thompson R $440,279.96
Gilmore R $176,096.16

DEMOCRATS:
Obama D $32,904,746.57
Clinton D $26,720,346.30
Edwards D $9,029,757.99
Richardson D $6,946,213.48
Dodd D $3,091,936.44
Biden D $2,318,438.67
Kucinich D $756,517.82
Gravel D $140,509.51


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July 16th, 2007
09:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign Cash Rankings: Contributions, campaign-to-date

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on contributions raised so far this campaign.

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS, CAMPAIGN-TO-DATE

REPUBLICANS:
Romney R $34,757,438.80
Giuliani R $33,327,384.28
McCain R $24,531,069.92
Paul R $3,002,817.57
Tancredo R $2,700,756.38
Brownback R $2,695,147.96
Huckabee R $1,274,797.78
Hunter R $1,268,433.76
Thompson R $757,008.04
Gilmore R $348,636.16

DEMOCRATS:
Obama D $58,605,160.07
Clinton D $52,538,648.58
Edwards D $23,059,192.47
Richardson D $13,133,145.49
Dodd D $6,840,193.88
Biden D $4,402,203.49
Kucinich D $1,115,699.21
Gravel D $175,179.58


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July 16th, 2007
08:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Campaign Cash Rankings: Debt Ratio

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on debt ratio, which is the amount of debt a candidate carries as compared to their available cash.

Candidate Party Debt Ratio
Gilmore R: 208.7%
Thompson R: 104.8%
Romney R: 73.8%
McCain R: 55.3%
Huckabee R: 7.1%
Tancredo R: 2.5%
Brownback R: 0.0%
Giuliani R: 0.0%
Hunter R: 0.0%
Paul R: 0.0%

Candidate Party Debt Ratio
Gravel D: 207.8%
Clinton D: 6.7%
Obama D: 2.5%
Richardson D: 0.9%
Biden D: 0.0%
Dodd D: 0.0%
Edwards D: 0.0%
Kucinich D: 0.0%


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July 16th, 2007
08:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign Cash Rankings: Debt

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on campaign debt as of June 30.

DEBTS AS OF 6/30/2007

REPUBLICANS:

Romney R $8,945,028.22
McCain R $1,783,523.24
Gilmore R $128,927.37
Thompson R $127,434.40
Huckabee R $31,044.88
Tancredo R $15,000.00
Giuliani R $0.00
Paul R $0.00
Brownback R $0.00
Hunter R $0.00

DEMOCRATS:
Clinton D $3,026,522.11
Obama D $922,848.32
Gravel D $64,715.73
Richardson D $61,104.45
Edwards D $0.00
Dodd D $0.00
Biden D $0.00
Kucinich D $0.00


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July 16th, 2007
08:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign Cash Rankings: Cash-on-Hand

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on cash-on-hand, which is the amount of cash a candidate had available as of June 30.

CASH-ON-HAND AS OF 6/30/2007

REPUBLICANS:
Giuliani R $18,326,220.29
Romney R $12,121,553.85
McCain R $3,224,427.60
Paul R $2,354,855.32
Tancredo R $598,451.05
Brownback R $460,236.39
Huckabee R $437,169.08
Hunter R $212,926.89
Thompson R $121,647.67
Gilmore R $61,764.66

DEMOCRATS:
Clinton D $45,226,832.29
Obama D $36,263,688.38
Edwards D $13,343,954.46
Richardson D $7,129,684.07
Dodd D $6,378,270.69
Biden D $2,772,441.51
Kucinich D $213,268.65
Gravel D $31,141.47


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July 16th, 2007
08:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign Cash Rankings: Spending, campaign-to-date

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on total spending from the start campaign through June 30.

TOTAL SPENDING, CAMPAIGN-TO-DATE

REPUBLICANS
Romney R $32,310,795.71
McCain R $21,926,630.75
Giuliani R $17,303,045.09
Brownback R $2,861,728.68
Tancredo R $2,209,606.02
Hunter R $1,140,014.37
Huckabee R $873,583.97
Thompson R $768,750.23
Paul R $655,141.63
Gilmore R $329,928.49

DEMOCRATS:
Obama D $22,648,831.93
Clinton D $17,849,094.51
Edwards D $9,785,203.26
Richardson D $6,209,948.86
Dodd D $5,697,819.88
Biden D $3,691,828.01
Kucinich D $902,355.23
Gravel D $207,603.84


Filed under: Uncategorized
July 16th, 2007
08:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign Cash Rankings: Spending, 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on total spending during the second quarter of 2007.

TOTAL SPENDING, 2ND QTR.

REPUBLICANS:
Romney R $20,739,814.25
McCain R $13,071,657.42
Giuliani R $11,222,806.07
Brownback R $1,798,492.71
Tancredo R $1,474,791.21
Hunter R $874,042.48
Huckabee R $702,622.33
Paul R $539,517.01
Thompson R $504,630.60
Gilmore R $216,138.63

DEMOCRATS:
Obama D $16,042,388.11
Clinton D $12,769,305.50
Edwards D $6,485,421.74
Richardson D $4,983,067.07
Dodd D $4,384,580.49
Biden D $2,517,653.70
Kucinich D $707,653.23
Gravel D $99,866.38


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