Wednesday | April 02, 2003
Early Q1 fundraising reports
The Q1 fundraising quarter is officially closed, but while most campaigns are still counting the cash, the Edwards campaign has released its startling high totals.
U.S. Sen. John Edwards said Tuesday that his presidential campaign raised an estimated $7.4 million in the first quarter of the year, a figure likely to put him at or near the front of the crowded pack of Democratic hopefuls.$7.4 million. Damn. Dean's camp is saying their candidate beat the more modest goal of $1.5 million. None of the other candidates have ventured any estimates.
The official reporting date is April 15th.
The impressive take will clearly give Edwards a shot of credibility -- severely depleted by consultant defections, low poll numbers, and hostility to his strong pro-war stance.
Update: Kerry announced that he raised $7 million in Q1.
Update II: Dean raised a surprising $2.6 million.Posted April 02, 2003 12:52 AM | Comments (137)