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.
–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich