(CNN)-After pledging that he wouldn't use his own wealth to support a bid for the presidency, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has dipped almost $2 million deep into his own pockets after all.
According to his campaign, Huntsman has raised $4.1 million in the second fundraising quarter as he seeks the 2012 GOP nomination for president, but almost half of it comes from the candidate's personal funds.
But Huntsman told reporters in early May that he would do no such thing.
"If we were to get in the race – no self-financing," he said. "Unless you can raise it legitimately, you're not going to win."
In 2009, Huntsman owned personal assets totaling between $17.8 million and $84.0 million, according to federal records. The bulk of his wealth comes from investments in the Huntsman Corporation, a multi-billion dollar chemical company founded by Jon Huntsman, Sr., the former governor's father.
The former U.S. Ambassador to China, who was nominated by President Obama in 2009, stepped down from that post in April to consider a bid to unseat the man who appointed him. He formally announced his candidacy for president in late June but under federal election regulations is not required to file a full campaign fundraising report to the Federal Election Commission until mid-October.
The second quarter of fundraising ends June 30.
CNN's Peter Hamby and Robert Yoon contributed to this report.