Bill Richardson said Tuesday that the U.S. should "turn down the fiery rhetoric and turn up the smart pressure" when it comes to Iran.
(CNN)–New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will report raising a minimum of $5.2 million in funds for the third quarter his presidential campaign announced in a release on Sunday. The campaign said it was "a strong showing in a historically difficult fundraising period."
"Most importantly, this amount ensures we will have the resources we need to compete in the early states like Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina," the release went on to say. "We have strong organizations in those states and continue to expand our field operations by adding staff and opening new offices. Additionally, we have a very efficient campaign structure that maximizes every dollar that we bring in."
The campaign said it had approximately $500,000 in general election funds. It said the figures for the amount of cash on hand, were not yet available.
Midnight on Monday will mark the third quarter fund-raising deadline this year for all the declared candidates in the 2008 presidential election. Each quarter, the candidates must file reports with the Federal Election Commission detailing their fundraising and spending activity during the prior three months.
– CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford