Washington (CNN) – Did the Orlando debate hurt Rick Perry in the polls? Sure. But the Texas governor's much-maligned performance apparently did not hurt him financially.
When asked to elaborate on its 3rd quarter fundraising numbers and specifically release figures for before and after the September 22 GOP debate, the Perry campaign responded immediately to CNN.
The governor raised on average $323,000 dollars per day in the 41 days prior to the debate and $478,000 per day in the nine days that followed, the campaign said.
In other words, the debate had no effect on fundraising? "Apparently not," Perry campaign spokesman Mark Miner said.
The campaign did not provide total dollar amounts for both the days before and after the debate.
Among all of the GOP candidates, Perry's fundraising haul is expected to be the largest by far for the third quarter. Any lasting effect from the GOP debate in Orlando may be better reflected in the Perry campaign's fundraising numbers for the 4th quarter.
But the Texas governor has several more debate opportunities to redeem himself, starting with a face-off scheduled for next Tuesday in New Hampshire.