October 1st, 2007
02:12 PM ET
15 years ago

Edwards raises $7 million in third quarter

The Edwards campaign reported their third quarter fundraising numbers Monday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, raised $7 million in the third quarter fundraising period, his presidential campaign announced Monday.

So far, Edwards has raised more than $30 million, and Deputy Campaign Manager Jonathan Prince said the campaign is on the right track to reach its goal of $40 million by January. Prince credited the campaign's aggressive grassroots outreach and said the Edwards received donations from 150,000 Americans, with 97 percent of the contributions less than $250.

Edwards announced last week that he would seek public financing for his campaign, which Prince said would bring the campaign up from $12 million to $22 million in cash on hand for the first primary. Edwards challenged to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, to join him in accepting public financing.

Earlier in the day, Obama reported that he raised $20 million in the third quarter - all but $1 million can be spent in the primary.

Related: Obama raises at least $20 million in third quarter

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: John Edwards
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Sheila

    Where are Clinton's numbers? Hmmmm strategy to announcing her second place results when no so much attention is placed on Obama's groundbreaking results – 93,000 new supporters. What about Clinton?

    October 1, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. Gorbashov, Long Beach, Ca.

    This will keep the next President, President Edwards, competitive as the Democratic primary voters figure out that he is the most electable Democratic candidate, and the most visionary as well!

    Edwards/Richardson in 2008

    October 1, 2007 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Greg

    Now that the 4th Quarter fundrasing started how long does that run through? through Christmas and new year's? And I guess for the 4th quarter ewards had to have a huge 4th quarter?

    October 1, 2007 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. anon, new york, NY

    John Edwards is not electable, and will not be nominated by the democrats with his poll standing of 14%, while Hillary is 42%. He trails badly behind Hillary and Obama. His presidential bid will be over by next February.

    October 1, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. laurinda,ny

    To be honest with you being a democrat, I am starting to wonder which one (of several) I should choose. They keep coming out with all these weird ideas and it's getting ridiculous. I have never seen an election like this one.

    October 1, 2007 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  6. Ed NC

    Edwards would not carry his own state–just like before. He will drop out and throw his support to the candidate he thinks will win the nomination hoping that candidate will pick him as running mate–just like before.

    October 1, 2007 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  7. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    this is ridiculous. here we are comparing 'bank accounts' of candidates instead of where they stand on issues/ what their qualifications are...

    October 1, 2007 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |