Richardson Hauls $5.2M in Q3

By Nitya

Oct 1, 2007 2:47pm

ABC News’ Sarah Amos reports:  Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Bill Richardson’s fundraising slowed slightly in the third quarter. On Sunday, the campaign said they’ve raised about $5.2 million, bringing the Richardson’s total fundraising for the year to over $18 million.

While his third quarter numbers are the campaign’s lowest yet and position the New Mexico governor far behind Democratic rivals Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the campaign remains "confident."

"We continue to count contributions as they come in throughout the day, but this figure obviously separates us from the second-tier candidates and makes clear this is a four-person race," said Richardson spokesman Tom Reynolds in a released statement.   

Reynolds couched the money announcement by describing the third quarter is traditionally slower for fundraising.  Comparatively, Richardson raised roughly $6 million in the first quarter and $7 million in the second.  The campaign has not released the number of donors or how much cash they currently have on hand. 

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