October 3rd, 2007
06:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Huckabee raises $1 million

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.


Filed under: Mike Huckabee
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. EB Rideout

    That should be just about enough to get him into the inauguration in January 2009 – but unfortunately it won't be his.

    Not too good, Mike..........

    October 3, 2007 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  2. Stephan, Sarasota Florida

    I'm glad the media is now starting to pay attention to Ron Paul. Was Huckabee the guy who challenged Paul in the recent debate, yet came off sounding rather pale and predictable comparing to Paul?

    October 3, 2007 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. Doug, Davisburg, MI

    How is this news? Ron Paul raised over $5 million this quarter and it's nowhere to be found on cnn.com. It's about time that the mainstream media paid attention to Dr. Paul because the citizens of America are.

    October 3, 2007 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  4. laurinda,ny

    Got that right "hopeful"

    October 3, 2007 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  5. Chris, Santa Clarita, CA

    Weird how the headline is about Huckabee's $1 million not Ron Paul's $5 million. Huckabee's fundraising increased $250,000 while Paul more than doubled his last quarter.

    October 3, 2007 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. jo atl, ga

    This reminds me of the tooth fairy commercial that gave the little girl a nickel and she said, "is that it."

    Huckabee 'I wana carry a gun into town', is that it?

    October 3, 2007 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  7. D, Richmond, VA

    Dennis Kucinich raised over $1 million this quarter, and he isn't even polling as high as Huckabee. Where's his story?

    October 3, 2007 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  8. Louie, Burleson, TX

    I think this shows just how far behind the curve CNN has become. When the public are increasing their support ... and contributions ... for a candidate they have written off it becomes a "jaw-dropping" experience. I'm so disappointed to see that CNN has gotten so far out of touch.

    October 3, 2007 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. Kyle, Cary, NC

    Ron Paul does not believe 9/11 was an inside job. Search 'Ron Paul'+'Big Story'+'Fox' on YouTube. He specifically states "If you mean inside job as in the government was complicit in the attacks, then no I don't believe that."

    Until then, shut up.

    October 3, 2007 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  10. James, Phoenix AZ

    Oh, this is great. First Huckabee, another Republican who has just been a shrill for Dubya, now Ron Paul who believes 9/11 was an inside job.

    I am voting Democrat this election.

    Posted By James (formerly Conservative James), Phoenix AZ : October 3, 2007 7:48 pm

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    Nice to see the kiddies are out of school and able to play on the computer – pretending to be someone they're not. Better run along before Mommy catches you on the computer again without permission!

    CNN – sad your moderators have no control or no interest in ATTEMPTING to maintain a small amount of authenticity on this blog. There seems to be little interest in stopping users from playing silly games by adopting the user names of others.

    October 3, 2007 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  11. laurinda,ny

    D. Richmond,VA...don't you watch tv? Kuninich thinks that the drinking age should be 16. No one will vote for him. Besides that would you really want a president that looks like the keebler cookie elf?

    October 3, 2007 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  12. John Thomas, Edina, MN

    This may be Huckleberry's sign to drop out. You really can't compete when you have Ron Paul raising $5.1 million. The support just isn't there for ya, Huckleberry. Your time is up.

    October 3, 2007 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  13. Michael D.

    James the "former conservative" said Ron Paul believes 9/11 was an inside job. Where do you get your news from? FOX? Dr. Paul has stated repeatedly he does not believe it was an inside job. FOX tried to say that because Alex Jones interviewed Dr. Paul, but even on Jones' show Paul said he did not believe that. Research more.

    October 3, 2007 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  14. J, Fayetteville, AR

    There is a link to Ron "Paul's Fundrasing shock" currently 7 articles below this in the CNN Political Ticker. It was supposedly posted two hours earlier. It's the same length but it has a picture.

    October 3, 2007 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  15. healy61, W.P.B.,Fl.

    NBC reported that Ron Paul raised 3 million. They did'nt like it to much either.He's in till the end now, get used to it. By the way he NEVER said 9/11 was an inside job.

    October 3, 2007 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  16. anon, new york, NY

    I sense the sarcasm of CNN towards the amount raised.

    October 3, 2007 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  17. Manuel Sanchez, Revere, MA

    You guys really are pathetic. Being a lunatic Ron Paul supporter isn't enough to occupy your time? You gotta bash someone who is a decent, honest man (something which I can't say for the major candidates).

    To those who complained about CNN.com not covering Ron Paul... read the entire ticker, I believe it's titled something like "Ron Paul's fundraising shock". Please read everything in front of you before resorting to complaining about the main stream media being in a conspiracy to not cover Ron Paul. But then again, complaining and developing conspiracy theories are your strengths, so I guess I can't blame you.

    October 3, 2007 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. Sean, San Marcos TX

    "Conservative" James;

    Dr. Ron Paul DOES NOT believe 9/11 was an inside job. He has publicly and repeatably denounced such conspiracy theories. Many poeple who fear Dr. Paul are attempting to spread Fear and Panic with this outright lie. Please be more careful and research your facts next time. Thanks!

    October 3, 2007 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  19. Ryan, Overland Park, KS

    Anybody who believes Ron Paul is a truther or wishes to associate himself with truthers should not be allowed to vote. It shows just how much research they do before making comments/decisions.

    October 3, 2007 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  20. Brain, The. New York

    Scroll down, people. Ron Paul DOES have his own story, with a picture!

    Kucinich doesn't have a story because he's not a serious candidate.

    Ron Paul does not believe 9/11 was an inside job, and Huckabee isn't just another neocon Bush puppet. Check his record in Arkansas. The man's an Eisenhower Republican.

    Get your facts straight.

    October 3, 2007 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  21. Derrick, Omaha, NE

    Hmm... Paul's earnings increase by 114% to $5m, while Huckabee raises $1m and gets the headline... hmm... [scratching head] hmm...

    October 3, 2007 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  22. Danni, Dallas, TX

    Whether it's ONE million or FIVE million, it's not nearly enough. These guys are wanna-be candidates who are going no where. Money donated to these guys is just a buck down the rat hole. [You do know that if they don't spend the money & then drop out of the race that they can do WHATEVER they want with that money-- pay their personal bills, take a vacation, buy a new house, whatever....]

    October 3, 2007 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. J, Vancouver.

    Um, I like how this guy raised 1 million, and the headline reflects that, but Ron Paul raised 5 million, and that gets a sentence. Hmmmm, looks a little biased to me....

    October 3, 2007 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  24. Anonymous, Somewhere, MI

    I'm not voting for Ron Paul, but I'm afraid everyone here has it right. The story here is that Paul, with a fifth the poll numbers of Huckabee, has raised five times more than him. CNN clearly dropped the ball on this one, Ron Paul's suprise fundraising numbers are the real story here.

    October 3, 2007 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  25. Andrew, NJ

    With all the media exposure Huckabee has been getting...1 million is very sad. He can claim to be a front runner all he wants...but with fund raising like this, its all talk

    October 4, 2007 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
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