September 30th, 2007
06:28 PM ET
15 years ago

Richardson announces third quarter numbers

Bill Richardson said Tuesday that the U.S. should "turn down the fiery rhetoric and turn up the smart pressure" when it comes to Iran.

(CNN)–New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will report raising a minimum of $5.2 million in funds for the third quarter his presidential campaign announced in a release on Sunday. The campaign said it was "a strong showing in a historically difficult fundraising period."

"Most importantly, this amount ensures we will have the resources we need to compete in the early states like Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina," the release went on to say. "We have strong organizations in those states and continue to expand our field operations by adding staff and opening new offices. Additionally, we have a very efficient campaign structure that maximizes every dollar that we bring in."

The campaign said it had approximately $500,000 in general election funds. It said the figures for the amount of cash on hand, were not yet available.

Midnight on Monday will mark the third quarter fund-raising deadline this year for all the declared candidates in the 2008 presidential election. Each quarter, the candidates must file reports with the Federal Election Commission detailing their fundraising and spending activity during the prior three months.

Related: Clinton and Obama to raise in the $20 million neighborhood

- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford

Filed under: Bill Richardson • Race to '08
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. We will win in 08

    Bill you a are a good man and you have raised the bar in this election...It is time for you, Biden, others to get out, so that we can see if Obama or Edwards can over take Hillary....and if not, We will know with out a doubt who is the strongest candidate....I hope you are a V.P. for the next President....

    September 30, 2007 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  2. Greg , ashburn VA

    will the 3rd quarter numbers have some 2008 people drop out of 2008 race?

    September 30, 2007 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  3. Brian Larsen, Syracuse NY

    Gov. Richardson is doing very well. If anyone needs to drop out, it's Hillary!

    She could run as a Republican and nobody would know the difference; she wouldn't have to change her rhetoric at all.

    September 30, 2007 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  4. Jeff

    I agree he needs to get his name out there and what he stands for,very nice man and sensible.he needs to notch it up^^^^^^...tired of this obama, clinton so called name race...Billr/jbiden

    September 30, 2007 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  5. Joe, Dayton, OH

    Richardson and Dodd are the only viable democratic candidates who have the guts to refuse to bend to the will of a military-industrial complex that continues its practice of obscene war-profiteering while the blood of our brave soldiers serving in the Iraqi hell hole continues to be senselessly spilled.

    September 30, 2007 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. James, Baltimore MD

    I hope democrats arn't stupid enough to vote for hillary in the primaries...we'd be giving the republicans the election, or atleast a darn good chance! Hillary is just another pro-war, pork-loving, sleazy washington insider. Richardson, Edwards, Biden, even Gravel! Anyone but Shrillary!

    September 30, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  7. anon, new york, NY

    As it stands, richardson has not raised enough money to run an effective campaign, as Hillary and Obama have done. This explains his 3% in national dem votes, vs 39% for Hillary, and the only state richardson leads is his home state of new mexico.

    Less funds will lessen his chance to get nominated. At best, he can hope for is to be picked as a VP running mate, and he may be picked by Hillary as he is more conciliatory and less confrontational towards Hillary. That will depend on how much support hillary from the american voters immediately after her nomination. If she has a strong support from the american public, without the support of having Obama as a VP, she will prefer to pick richardson as a running mate.

    September 30, 2007 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  8. Billy Rubin, Baltimore MD

    Haha. Shrillary.

    September 30, 2007 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  9. laurinda,ny


    October 1, 2007 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  10. Ed, Watertown MA

    Actually, I think it may be time for Edwards to call it quits. Check out the trends in Iowa:

    Richardson is consistantly growing support and Edwards is consistantly losing support. Much of Edwards support would go to Richardson if he bowed out.

    October 1, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  11. Conservative James, Phoenix AZ

    Hillary and Obama are in the $20 Million neighborhood. Bill – you're in the fundraising ghetto.

    You've tried to get traction, however the only traction your campaign has achieved requires a body cast and an EKG.

    Time to bow out gracefully and give your support to a top tier candidate.

    October 1, 2007 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |