The Washington Times - October 3, 2007, 03:01PM
David Weigel of Reason magazine
Ron Paul’s campaign confirms that it collected $5,080,000 in the third quarter of fundraising. That’s more than double the campaign’s second quarter haul of $2.4 million; it’s also as much as “comeback” candidate John McCain has reportedly raised. Paul has $5.3 million cash on hand, again topping McCain. …\ \ \ So he’s raised about $8.2 million and spent $2.9 million, a burn rate of around 35 percent. That’s a little lower than the burn rate for the frontrunning candidates …
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MemeorandumNational Review’s Jim Geraghty
When you not only come in behind Ron Paul, but raise only about 20 percent of what he raised, your campaign is in tough shape. Mike Huckabee, how do you feel about running for the Senate in Arkansas next year?
— Robert Stacy McCain, assistant national editor, The Washington Times