Romney Hauls $24 Million in Fourth Quarter
(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- The Romney campaign announced Wednesday that it raised $24 million during the fourth quarter, surpassing the amount of money raised in the previous quarters of the campaign and bringing the grand total of primary contributions raised in 2011 to $56 million.
Coming off an important primary win in New Hampshire, the campaign said Wednesday it has $19 million in cash on hand and that Romney contributed none of his personal fortune to his campaign, which has in the past week seen successes in both the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.
The $24 million raised in the fourth quarter comes after the campaign raised high dollar amounts in the second quarter -- $18 million – and in the third, when they raised $14 million.
Contributions were received from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and no general election money was collected, according to the campaign.
The full financial disclosure report has not yet been made public by the Federal Election Commission.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told ABC News last month that he expected to have raised $9 million in the fourth quarter, but would also have debt.
The Ron Paul campaign reported earlier this week that it raised $13 million for the fourth quarter.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum has not released his fundraising numbers yet, but has seen a surge in support after his close second place finish in Iowa, raking in $2 million in just two days.
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