raised $15 million for his Republican presidential primary
bid from April through June, boosting his New York
fund-raising base and more than doubling his donations
The former New
York mayor spent $11 million during that period, leaving
him $14.6 million in the bank for the primary at the end of
the second quarter, according to a financial report
his campaign filed Friday with the Federal Election
amassed $17.5 million from donors and political action
committees in the quarter, but about $2.6 million is
designated for the general election and can only be
used if he wins the Republican nomination.
expected to lead the Republican field in fund-raising for
the second quarter and should end the period with the
most cash on hand.
advantage comes as good news for Giuliani who leads in
national polls over other top Republican contenders
such as Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts
governor Mitt Romney. Giuliani also leads Law &
Order actor and former senator Fred Thompson, who is
considering entering the presidential contest.
his home state of New York, California and Texas for $7.4
million. California and New York are fund-raising meccas for
national political candidates. Giuliani has a vast
network of contacts in Texas; he is a partner in the
Houston-based law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani.
He also raised
$1.5 million in New Jersey, a state where he is well-known
from his days as a New York mayor and U.S. attorney.
Significantly, Giuliani raised $1.7 million in
Florida, more than twice the amount he raised in the
state during the first three months of the year.
Giuliani has been
spending considerable time in Florida raising money,
but he is also establishing a political foothold in the
state. The Florida primary is scheduled for Jan. 29.
Giuliani was the
first leading presidential candidate to file his second
quarter report with the FEC. The deadline for submitting
detailed finances to the FEC is midnight Sunday. (AP)
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