Thompson will report raising over $8 million in the third quarter.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson will show that he raised more than $8 million over the past three months in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a source in the Thompson campaign tells CNN.
Thompson's upcoming Federal Elections Commission report will also show 70,000 donors have contributed to the former "Law and Order" star in the third quarter, according to the source, who requested anonymity because the campaign has not yet officially released the information.
Thompson formally entered the presidential race early last month, but he has been raising money since early June. The Tennessee Republican raised close to $3.5 million from approximately 9,000 donors in June, the final month of the second quarter.
– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston