Washington (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will report having raised between $11 and $13 million over the last three months, according to a source familiar with the tally.
Friday is the deadline for the third fundraising quarter of 2011, but campaigns are not required to report their totals until Oct. 15.
That total is less than the $18.2 million that Romney collected during previous fundraising quarter.
Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho would not confirm the fundraising total but said a downturn in fundraising is normal during the course of a campaign.
The vacation month of August is also traditionally a slower fundraising period.
"The first reporting period is usually the best finance report for a campaign," Gitcho said in an email. "We are going to raise considerably less than what we did in our first reporting period, but we will still meet our finance goals for this quarter. Unlike other candidates, all of the dollars we raise will be for the primary."
The Boston Globe was first to report the Romney haul.
The quarterly fundraising totals will be watched for signs of each campaign's financial strength, but no report will be as closely scrutinized as Texas Gov. Rick Perry's.
Perry entered the race in August and quickly shot to the top of national polls, but few outside of his inner circle know just how much money he has in the bank.
Perry is one of the most prolific GOP fundraisers in the country, but federal finance laws are stricter than those in Texas.
The Romney campaign sought to raise expectations for Perry.
"Rick Perry is a brand new candidate raising primary and general election dollars, and as the governor of a large state and former RGA chair we suspect he will lead the Republican field in fundraising for this quarter," Gitcho said.
The real question is how much money have Rove, Armey and the Koch brothers gathered in their war chests? They are the ones who will try to buy the election to further their death-cult of corrupt corporatism.
Ya know, every time I hear its all about the money........the more I resent this entire electoral process.........and the more I despise the wealthy people we are FORCED to elect. They have zero knowledge of what it is like, to be an ordinary citizen, in this country. they have zero concept, of what the people need, from government.
It is pretty sad that the United States has come down to buying the Presidency and law makers. This isn't democracy. Usually you see this in dictatorships. Looks like we're headed for third world status.
BIG freaking deal. All the money in the world won't buy him the WH and deep down he knows it.
How much comes from LDS church members Mitt?
Does it come from the lastest round of people he layed off from their jobs? That' s his business – buying companies and then firing most of the workers to make money. He is a typical Republican "job creator" – -non-existent!
Did he get millions again from another "friend" that posed as front-company that closed its doors a few days after the $ was sent?
It's amazing how many stupid people are out there. Giving donations to a freaking multi-millionaire. Unbelievable.
Corporate America continues its expansion into China; where socialized healthcare and socialized education are the norm. Bush's “tax cuts for the rich” policy continues to help fund this transition. (When was the last time you saw a job created in the U.S.?) These former American companies only pay tax in China, supporting a growing communist government and military. The Republican party represents the rich corporations- and these corporations are moving to China. These guys aren't batting for us (U.S.) anymore. The writing is on the wall. Just open your eyes...
Romney to report between $11 and $13 million...........of his own money.
Romney is smiling. As he well should. All the other clowns are making it easier and easier for him.
The GOP will be forced to elect him in the end, even though they hate him. Congrats Romney.
Then the real world will hit him.
He has no personality, no opinions(or rather all opinions), no backbone, no class, no nothing. Just clean, colorful, empty
plastic. The perfect politician. The perfect management consultant. From Bain.
And then, suddenly, his world will fall apart.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, etc. etc.
Money talks ,
why do you think none of Mitts five sons did any military service ?
well its frustrating the way our system has deteriorated but its always required money to run campaigns. There are both good and bad democrats and Republicans, but we cant sait around and wait for Obama to do something. I feel are only, or at least our best option is Mitt Romney. Hes a man of integrity, he knows how the economy works and wow does our economy need an overhaul. Theres no reason Canadas economy should be three times better than ours!!
Money, lies, power! Watch the movie "Trading Places." Reminds me a lot of the Koch brothers.