Ben Carson Raises $20 Million In Third Quarter
In a sign that he’s likely to stick around for some time going forward, Ben Carson’s campaign announced last night that they had raised an impressive $20 million in the fundraising quarter than concluded yesterday:
Ben Carson’s presidential campaign has raised $20 million in the last three months, according to a new report published Wednesday.
The fundraising haul, which will be made publicly available on Oct. 15, is a staggering sum that would put Carson, the conservative former pediatric neurosurgeon, in the top tier of well-funded campaigns, with more than $30 million raised in total.
The news was first reported by the Associated Press.
These numbers don’t come as a total surprise. In the quarter that ended June 30th, Carson raised some $10 million event though he had only been in the race for less than 60 days, doing far better than candidates who had been in the race longer such as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and matching others such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Additionally, Carson has had a fairly good quarter in the race, performing well in both of the Republican debates and seeing his numbers rise as a result. Given that, it’s not surprising to see the money match his performance. Whether he’ll be able to turn that into a credible campaign is another question.