McCain raised $6 million in the third quarter his campaign reported.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – After months of disappointing fundraising, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, raised a respectable $6 million during the third quarter fundraising period.
The amount is less than the $11.2 million McCain raised in the second quarter, but third quarter fundraising is typically lower, which occurs during the summer. McCain was forced to fire most of his staff and rework his entire campaign strategy after the second quarter in July when he was left with $2 million in the bank.
Now, after the nine months of trying to raise funds, McCain has $3.6 million in his war chest.
Campaign Manager Rick Davis said he is please with McCain's progress.
"We are thrilled that with so many Americans supporting John McCain, we're now on sound financial footing and running a robust campaign gaining clear momentum in the early states," Davis said. "Heading into the fall, we have the resources to communicate that John McCain is the only candidate with the experience, character and judgment to lead as commander in chief from day one."
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– CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich