Tim Pawlenty Raises Less Money Than Ron Paul

Fundraising numbers for the just concluded reporting quarter are just starting to trickle out, and  T-Paw’s numbers aren’t looking so impressive:

Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty raised about $4.2 million during the second quarter in his bid for the White House, his campaign announced Friday afternoon. That number is respectable, but millions short of the $15 million to $20 million that Mitt Romney’s campaign is expected to report.

Alex Conant, Mr. Pawlenty’s spokesman, would not say how much money the campaign has in the bank but did say that  Mr. Pawlenty has more “available cash-on-hand than the Republicans who won the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary had in July 2007.”


Still, Mr. Pawlenty was outraised by Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas), who  collected at least $4.5 million during the second quarter, a Paul campaign spokesman said. A spokesman for Mr. Romney said he would not be announcing fund-raising totals until after the Fourth of July weekend…

Ouch T-Paw, ouch.


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  1. michael reynolds says:

    This to me is the poll that counts. The bundlers don’t believe in Pawlenty.

  2. Amin says:

    It seems the commentary is taking a pot-shot at Ron Paul:

    It quotes the article:

    “Still, Mr. Pawlenty was outraised by Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas), who collected at least $4.5 million during the second quarter,”

    Then says:

    “Ouch T-Paw, ouch.”

  3. steve says:

    Pawlenty might actually be the most boring man in America.I bet Ron Paul had the largest number of donors and smallest average donations,though.Grassroots.

  4. George Washington says:

    There are literally hundreds of thousands of people embracing the ideals of liberty and guess what – you would too given a little research. So many people say Dr. Paul is anti-government, but it’s not so. Dr. Paul just wants the states to have the freedoms and responsibilities guaranteed them by the Constitution, which THEY authorized. Right now, if the Constitution was working, those 50 states would be competing for YOUR citizenship, instead of some giant corporation’s business presence. Those corporations are only viable because they have only one set of laws to comply with. Without them, our jobs would still be HERE instead of overseas.