Sounds like the fundraising hasn't been going all that well for the Romney campaign
Mitt Romney said yesterday he had once more turned to his personal fortune to help finance his presidential campaign and might do so again, suggesting that his fund-raising has fallen off since the first three months of the year.
Depending on how his competitors do, a fund-raising drop-off for this quarter could be a serious turnabout for his campaign. Mr. Romney stunned many when he led all the Republican candidates in the first quarter of the year by raising roughly $23 million, including a $2.35 million loan he provided himself and described as “seed money” for his campaign.
The amount far exceeded his Republican opponents’ take. Rudolph W. Giuliani was closest with about $14 million. Mr. Giuliani and Senator John McCain are expected to top their first quarter totals for the three-month period that ends Saturday. Mr. McCain raised $12.5 million in the first three months of the year.
The money game is important, because it is the only "hard" metric that reporters can point to at this stage in the campaign. I have received mail solicitations from Romney and Giuliani.
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