Romney Inspires Open Wallets

The April-June quarter numbers are in for the Romney, Huntsman, Cain and Pawlenty camps, and if donation figures are any indication, it is clear why Romney is still the front runner.  Romney has raised nearly twice as much as the other three combined.

Romney fundraising solidifies his front runner status

Romney has raised about $18 million.  Huntsman and Pawlenty have each raised about $4 million and Cain comes in with $2.5 million.  Romney is also conserving his funds, having more left in the bank at the end of the quarter than the other three have raised at about $12 million.  Things are looking good for the Romney camp.

Huntsman joined the campaign late, but AP speculates that half the money he has raised came from his own funds.

Bachmann, who has not released her figures yet, saw a big spike in May.  Her April-June contributions may confirm her current runner up status.


Update: Ron Paul beat out Pawlenty and Huntsman by raising $4.5 million in the second quarter, while Newt Gingrich raised a measly $2 million and is reportedly deep in debt.  Bachmann and Obama have yet to release their numbers.

“Hope Isn’t Hiring”. The GOP Fights Back

Bookmark and ShareAs President Obama files the paperwork that makes him an official candidate for President and allows him to try to raise the $1 billion campaign war chest he is aiming for, the G.O.P has released a 54 second ad called Hope Isnt Hiring(see video below). The goal of the ad is to remind people that an investment in Barack Obama is like hiring Bernie Madoff to manage your stock portfolio and to raise $270.000. That target represents one thousand dollars for every electoral vote that is needed to elect a President.

In a mailing to perspective donors, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus outlines a host of examples as to how President Obama failed us and in a P.S., he writes;the RNC is THE only Republican Party committee under federal election law permitted to directly support our presidential nominee. Please help our Party prepare for the fierce battle ahead to fire Barack Obama and elect a new Republican president AND Congress.”

If you would like to add more than your own cents to the effort, please click on the “Donation” button provided below this post and just above the Hope Isn’t Hiring video. And once you’ve donated, click on the “Send to a Friend” button and ask them to help keep pace with the Obama money machine.

And in case you want tosee how well this fundraising effort is doing visit here and you will find a heat map that shows the state’s where the hottests totals are coming from.At the timethat this article was posted, Texas was way out in front, butformally blue New Jerseyhad the second highest amount of money being donated.

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Bachmann Brings Home the Bacon

In this case, I don’t mean pork spending. Michelle Bachmann outraised front runner Mitt Romney in the first quarter of 2011 according to the Politico. The fiery Minnesotan TEA Party favorite has come from the political shadows to the forefront since the 2010 Republican sweep, which heavily favored TEA Party candidates.

Bachmann outraises front-runner Mitt Romney

Bachmann’s greatest challenge sofar for 2012 has been distinguishing herself from Sarah Palin, the other fiery TEA Party activist with a funny northern state accent with the occasional hilarious gaffe on her record.

Still, her message has been clear and unwaivering social and fiscal conservatism. While pundits fear she cannot bring swing state independents to the polls, Bachmann did very well at bringing Republican voters to the polls in her district and others in 2010. She has also done well bringing funds into the party coffers.

For now, Bachmann seems to be stuck in the same spot as many other GOP primary potentials. Republicans agree with almost everything she says, we would vote for her over Obama without hesitation, but no one really thinks she’ll be the one in 2012.

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