Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Santorum Reports Weak 2Q Fundraising

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum reported Friday that he raised just $582,348 for his GOP presidential bid in the second quarter of the year.

Santorum Reports Weak 2Q Fundraising

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum reported Friday that he raised just $582,348 for his Republican presidential campaign during the second quarter of the year.

At least he has been frugal.

Santorum spent just north of $353,000 in the period ended June 30, and had about $230,000 in his campaign bank account, according to his Federal Election Commission report. Not a bad burn rate, considering his aggressive travel schedule to the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

A favorite of social conservatives, Santorum has been hovering at an average of 2.5 percent in national polls compiled by the web site Real Clear Politics, though he has scored better in some state-specific polls.

In an effort to demonstrate that he has better pull than the quarterly number might indicate, Santorum's campaign reported that his PAC, America's Foundation, raised just under $500,000 during the first half of 2011. The PAC's money can't be used for his presidential campaign, however.

 

 

Inquirer Politics Writer
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