The Coming Huckabocalypse
FEC reports for the 2nd quarter of 2007 are coming out and getting gathered by the Political Insider blog. Here are the latest figures with Republicans in italics. (The numbers in parentheses are cash on hand.)
Sen. Barack Obama: $32.8 million ($34.5 million)
Sen. Hillary Clinton: $27 million ($32.7 million)
Rudy Giuliani: $17.3 million ($14.6 million)
Mitt Romney: $13.7 million ($12.1 million)
Sen. John McCain: $11.2 million ($3.2 million)
John Edwards: $8.9 million ($12.1 million)
Gov. Bill Richardson: $7 million ($7 million)
Sen. Christopher Dodd: $3.25 million ($5 million)
Rep. Ron Paul: $2.4 million ($2.3 million)
Sen. Joseph Biden: $2.3 million ($1.8 million)
Sen. Sam Brownback: $1.4 million ($460,000)
Mike Huckabee: $763,000 ($437,000)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich: $757,000 ($222,000)
Jon Cox: $487,695 ($11,354)
Tommy Thompson: $445,000 ($122,000)
Jim Gilmore: $182,000
Gilmore has dropped out. Kucinich has $445,500 in debt, so he's actually in the red, as is Cox with nealy $1 million of debt. Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo and Mike Gravel haven't reported yet, but we can assume they're closer to the bottom than the top. So, the takeaways:
– Ron Paul has the most cash of any Republican outside the first tier and more cash than the bottom three Democratic candidates.
– Mike Huckabee isn't raising enough money to compete and might drop out in September or if he underperforms in the Ames straw poll.
– Dodd and Biden's fundraising is slowly drying up, meaning they've tapped out their perennial donors and aren't finding many big-pockets Democrats who want to hedge their bets with them.