Monday, April 2, 2007

Romney 1st quarter fundraising tops field

(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.

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