The Washington Times - October 8, 2007, 10:52AM
Reason’s Hit & Run blog
Four years ago George W. Bush released his fundraising numbers for the third FEC quarter: $49.5 million. This week the top four Republicans released their numbers:\ \ Rudy Giuliani - $11 million\ Mitt Romney - $10 million\ Fred Thompson - $9.3 million\ John McCain - $6 million\ \ That’s a combined $36.3 million from the party that holds the White House, compared to $59.2 million from the top four Democrats.
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