(from Hotline. i don't care what you say...this is AMAZING!!! and for those relying on all those polling stats, all i have to say -- not to feed the machine of insanity -- is that 8% nation-wide polling on name recognition can be eaten up by this type of numbers. CONGRATS TO THE ROMNEY TEAM!)
April 02, 2007
More Romney Details
From the campaign:
Romney for President raised $23 million in total receipts for the First Quarter ending March 31, 2007.
The Campaign opted to raise no general election funds and raised $20.63 million in primary contributions.
The total includes a $2.35 million loan from Governor Romney and a $20,000 transfer from his 1994 Senate campaign.
Contributions were received from all 50 States and Washington, D.C.
Romney Raises $23M -- Tops GOP Field
Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney raised $23M this quarter, more than enough to top the field of Republican contenders.
That Romney was able to squeeze so many low hanging fruit sources in what has inarguably been a rough political quarter for him speaks highly of the relationships he’s cultivated over these years. It's also a testament to his fundraising team, led by Spencer Zwick, and the campaign's technologically advanced ComMitt activism platform. All Romney's money was raised into his primary campaign accounts.
Romney's burn rate -- tbd.
We await Sen. John McCain to report in. That might happen tomorrow.
His advisers are steeling themselves for a sobering number. Our educated estimate is that, of the top tier Republicans, McCain will raise the third most amount of money and have the third most on hand.