Monday, April 02, 2007

GOP Presidential Candidate Fundraising numbers

Initial reports are showing:

Mitt Romney 23 million

Rudy Guilliani 15 million

John McCain 12.5 million

Chuck Hagel 87 cents, two Tootsie Rolls, and a Quizno's coupon

Certainly disappointing news for the McCain campaign, but there is still a long road ahead. We will offer more analysis when I can free some time up later.

4 comments:

Kralmajales said...

hahahaha I did love the 87 cents and two tootsie rolls reference.

Hoped you post this honestly (and knew you would). Yeah, Romney's business ties are really impressive and that makes the $23 Million understandable and impressive as well. McCain being that low...and after hiring much of Bush's finance team (am I mistaken?) is a big big worry for him. Rudy is sitting pretty just below Romney.

Oh...did you see the latest Gallop poll that had Thompson in the mix. It made it Rudy in first (but slipping), McCain second, Thompson close behind, but then Romney's support tanked to 3% big time.

It was interesting to say the least.

Best!

Kral

Framer said...

I'm getting to the Thompson thing, but I don't believe Romney is too worried about the polls so far. The ones that I have seen are "surveyed adults" and not necessarily voters or especially primary voters.

What Romney has is no name recognition outside of political junkies. He can either spend a lot of money to make that up, or get a gig on a wildly popular television series.

McCain's name recognition will help ameliorate the money gap at least for now, but he needs to step it up, especially with the new primary schedule.

Kralmajales said...

Yeah...I agree...it is early and the polls are name recognition at best right now. Which is a problem for McCain...people know him and still don't like him...or at least as much as they do Rudy.

Romney having all this money and a close close connection to New Hampshire will help him in the media markets...and it is going to take money early to get through the very compact primary season.

This, though, makes me wonder too. Might, in a compact season, a win by someone early make for a better chance at a momentum campaign? Or a gaff more damaging? I am wondering aloud of course, not sure of the answer.

sirocco said...

No matter how you slice it, that' a lot of money brought in for Romney ... way more than I expecetd to see, at least. I'll be interested in seeing if he can maintain that rate for another quarter. If he does, the other candidates would have to go to near panic mode I would think.

McCain most certainly has to be disappointed.