Opinion: Money chart
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The figures soon will be flying fast and furious in the presidential campaign. Shortly after the second quarter fundraising period ends today, some candidates will proudly post their take and crow about their momentum. Others will more quietly file their paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and let the numbers speak for themselves when the reports are officially released in mid-July.
For those keeping score at home (and for those eager to start), here’s a reminder of how the various candidates fared during the first quarter (Jan. 1 - March 31). This is how much they reported raising from others, rounded off. It doesn’t include contributions to themselves.
Clinton: $26.1 million Romney: $21 million
Obama: $25.7 million Giuliani: $14.8 million
Edwards: $14 million McCain: $13 million
Richardson: $6.2 million Brownback: $1.3 million
Dodd: $4 million Tancredo: $1.2 million
Biden: $2.1 million Paul: $638,000
Kucinich: $344,000 Huckabee: $544,000
T. Thompson: $315,000
-- Don Frederick