July 16th, 2010
03:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum outraises Huckabee in second quarter

Rick Santorum outraises Mike Huckabee in second quarter.
Rick Santorum outraises Mike Huckabee in second quarter.

(CNN) – Rick Santorum's presidential rumblings haven't garnered much national attention, but in the second fundraising quarter of this year, the former Pennsylvania Senator raised more money than Mike Huckabee, considered one of the most prominent names in the early 2012 field.

Santorum raised $391,000 over the last three months for his America's Foundation PAC, while Huckabee took in $258,000 during the same period. A Santorum aide said the PAC added 10,000 new donors in three months.

Both Santorum and Huckabee are unabashed social conservatives who are sure to compete for evangelical voters in the early nominating states of Iowa and South Carolina, should they decide to run.

Huckabee, though, disbursed more to midterm candidates in the second quarter ($70,000) than Santorum ($3,000). Huckabee also has more money left in the bank ($230,000).

Santorum spent most of his second quarter haul on his recently stepped-up political activities - including more than $72,000 on a direct mail program. He also spent heavily on travel expenses to campaign for midterm candidates, visit key states and make speaking appearances before influential conservative groups.

All told, Santorum spent $354,000 and finished June with just $56,000 on hand.

Both Santorum's and Huckabee's fundraising takes were dwarfed by three other heavyweights mulling presidential bids: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raked in $1.8 million between April and June, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin collected $865,000 and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty raised $724,000.


Filed under: Mike Huckabee • Rick Santorum
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Layla

    A note to Peter Hamby, CNN Political Producer:

    Public Policy Polling pitted Obama against 5 GOP contenders for 2012 and the only one he beat was.....Jan Brewer. He and Palin tied neck in neck.

    And let us remember that PPP is normally Dem leaning. Here is the headline:

    PPP: Obama, Palin tied 46/46 in 2012 polling

    July 16, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Interesting. I guess the invisible man in the sky likes him better?

    July 16, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  3. Tall Ed

    I think it's between Romney and Santorum. Palin will run but they will all dog pile on her, and she will drop-out early. Huchabee will get blasted for the guy he let out that killed those cops in Washington. Romney will do strong in Morman Heavy areas, and the North East. I think that Santorum has a few advantages going for him. First he is the Dark Horse so no one will be gunning for him out of the box. Second he is from the Midwest, Minnasota at that which will help him in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and a lot of the mid to smaller sized states. I just wonder what kind of support he would get from Southern States, like Gorgia, Alabama, and Texas. I see Huckabee doing really well there.

    July 16, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  4. Nothing is too big to fail

    No more time for clowns like this, America is in trouble, we need Dr Ron Paul to get into office as soon as possible

    July 16, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. Seth

    The only question I have is a simple one: With this filed of potential opponents, will Obama even bother to campaign in 2012?

    Up to a few months ago I thought the Republicans would do well in the Mid-Terms, but now they have messed up a sure thing and I am now sure the Dems will retain control of both houses.
    I can now see a much smaller Republican party after 2012

    July 16, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. ConstitutionalPatriot

    These guys are just the same as the rest spitting out nonsense rhetoric and talking point! Only one man has raised the real issues in an attempt to get public awareness or what's really going on amd how to fix it. Ron Paul is the real deal and everyone else is just business as usual. Ron Paul in 2012!

    July 16, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. hal

    No....we need Paul Ryan!! He is the only one that would save us from the hell we are going through rignt now with the economy!!

    July 16, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. Jim S

    Just what the country needs a man determined to privatize SS
    and eliminate Medicare a good christian you bet wasnt it jesus
    that refused to help the sick and afflicted unless they could pay
    for it and wasnt it Jesus that only feed the ones that could pay for
    the fish and wasnt it jesus that said hate your neighhbor if there skin color is differant im pretty sure i read that stuff in the tea bagger
    bible

    July 16, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. carlos

    who contributes to these idiots????? it is really mind BLOWING......

    Layla, sweet dreams

    July 16, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  10. Wisconsinite - the GObP Loves Big Oil, But Hates Suffering Americans

    I think the 2012 Republican primary race is going to be HILARIOUS!!

    July 16, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Ken

    It doesnt matter who wins the nomination or who is in the seat, It's a republican agenda, they are all going to push the same agenda. When are you going to get. When will you get thet privitizing SS and putting Medicare on Wall Street equeal a real death panel, who puts profits ahead of the care people need

    July 16, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. TTBALA

    You know Layla, you only wish that that is true, you should have more inteligence than that, Palin, please that goldigger idiot, as soon as she saw signs of dollars she kicked her elected position in the sheen and ran after the dollar, if she is president and the money is not enoght she is goning to kick the presidency and run after dollar signs again, do you even have the capacity to know how much this president has done in his 18 months in power, do you know he saved the likes of you from ruin not that you diserve it, and you Bush lovers who helped him ruin this country are the biggest Obama cretics, amazing I am just amazed at your stupidity,

    And Santorum who coudent even keep his position as a senator now he is thinking to become presiden, more amazing stupidy comming from the right.

    July 16, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  13. NYT:"during this election cycle big oil has paid 12.8 million in contributions, 71% to Republicans"!

    "Santorum and Huckabee are unabashed social conservatives who are sure to compete for evangelical voters in the early nominating states of Iowa and South Carolina, should they decide to run"

    Except Santorum and his whacked wife like to sleep with dead babies after they have "introduced" him to his would have been brothers and sisters!.

    Two freakin' freaks!

    July 16, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  14. fideauxdon

    I didn't think that Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum could raise more money than Charles Manson!

    July 16, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  15. Darth Vadik, CA

    The news is just getting better and better for the Democrats in the last three days, keep it up Republicans.

    doug, the Democrats are coming to get you, have you armed yourself to the teeth yet? Are you ready for that standoff with the SWAT team?

    Blaze of Glory man, blaze of GLORY.

    July 16, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  16. Darth Vadik, CA

    Layla,

    That same poll that showed Kerry beating Bush 55 to 43 6 months before the election?, RFLMAO

    You do realize that Obama beat Hillary (and Bill together), who 6 months before the election was beating him 60 to 25, you Republicans are silly silly people.

    Not one of those Republicans will come within 10 points of Obama during the election, you'd better get some new blood in that party....

    ...oh I forgot, all you have is a bunch of old degenerate men.

    July 16, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |