Romney has loaned his campaign over $17 million this year.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – GOP candidate Mitt Romney raised $10 million in primary election funds for the third quarter and personally loaned $8.5 million of his own money to his campaign for president, his campaign announced Thursday.
The former governor of Massachusetts gained the support of 23,000 contributors for the quarter, bringing the total number of contributors for the year so far to 100,000.
As in the past two quarters, the Romney campaign opted not to raise general election funds in the third quarter which ended Sept. 30.
Romney has loaned his campaign a total of more than $17 million from his personal fortune – including the amount in the 3rd quarter. The Romney campaign said earlier this year that he and his wife have between $190 and $250 million in total assets.
His campaign has brought in a total of $62 million for 2007, to date, with $9 million of cash on hand reported for the third quarter, down $3 million from the second quarter.
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– CNN Assignment Editor Katy Byron