Texas Gov. Rick Perry reported raising $17.2 million for the third fundraising quarter, an amount he raised in just 49 days since declaring he was entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The campaign spent $2.1 million, leaving it with a little more than $15.08 million in the bank.
Perry received contributions from donors in all 50 states, and more than half of the donations came from outside the state of Texas.
Two weeks ago, the campaign reported that only $51,000 of the money it had raised went to the general election.