WASHINGTON (CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has raised $1 million in the last three months for his White House bid, according to his campaign.
The amount improves upon the nearly $750,000 the former Arkansas governor raised from April through June, but he still trails many of his GOP rivals, including Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who announced Wednesday raising $5 million in the third quarter.
“While we’d like to show more dollars in the bank, we’ve been careful with our resources – and we’ll have what we need to stay in the game,” said Huckabee campaign manager Chip Saltsman in a release.
All presidential candidates must file detailed fundraising and spending reports to the Federal Election Commission by October 15.
Ron Paul had an article on the ticker yesterday (03Sept2007) about his 5 million dollars. It made my day.
It appears that the real reason these republican candiates will stay in the race is to divide the party so no one gets too many votes. It makes sense from the point that larger cities tend to vote for the brainwashed while the outlier towns and states vote for the home grown candiates. I think many people would shift to Ron Paul if the other guys dropped out, but I honestly think they will stay (either by choice or force from the RNC) to take votes away from the other guys.
We'll have to wait and see.
With such a whacky collection of contradictary stances, Huckabee's contributions must have consisted of partially used Wal-Mart gift cards, tickets to Iowa Church socials, and gold teeth. The only superlative about his campaign is that his followers have the highest missing-tooth to tatoo ratio.