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Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3
Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race.

The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92 days of the quarter, a rate of about $349,000 a day. The final debate in September didn’t hurt Perry’s fundraising rate, either. In the 42 days prior to the Orlando debate, their rate was $323K per day; in the eight days following the Orlando debate, that escalated to $478K per day. Perry’s on-line operation did well, too, drawing in $1.1 million — despite, as my source says, not driving contributions with their on-line ads.

Best of all for the Perry campaign, the burn rate in the first seven weeks was negligible. The campaign has $15 million cash on hand from its $17.1 million haul. Team Perry wanted 18,000 contributors in this quarter, and finished with over 22,000. More than 60% of their contributors donated $250 or less, which means that they can keep going back to them for more money.

The message that Perry’s campaign wants this report to send is that Perry isn’t going away — and that he can out-raise and out-organize the rest of the field. With Perry taking a big hit in polling, that message can’t come at a better time. However, Perry will need a good debate performance next week in order to truly right the ship and regain some of the momentum lost in the polls.


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1 posted on 10/05/2011 5:51:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

More GOOD information!

2 posted on 10/05/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All
Rick Perry - Proven Leadership

805,233 video views

3 posted on 10/05/2011 5:54:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

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4 posted on 10/05/2011 5:55:36 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

**The final debate in September didn’t hurt Perry’s fundraising rate, either. In the 42 days prior to the Orlando debate, their rate was $323K per day; in the eight days following the Orlando debate, that escalated to $478K per day.**

Amazing isn’t it? :)


5 posted on 10/05/2011 5:56:10 AM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: ReaganBaby26

The MSM is going down.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 5:56:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...Perry isn’t going away...”

That’s good news, I’d like to see him continue. It’s good for the process and it’s good for America.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 5:57:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: SMARTY; Conservativegreatgrandma

8 posted on 10/05/2011 5:59:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; McGavin999; TexasFreeper2009
The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92 days of the quarter, a rate of about $349,000 a day. The final debate in September didn’t hurt Perry’s fundraising rate, either. In the 42 days prior to the Orlando debate, their rate was $323K per day; in the eight days following the Orlando debate, that escalated to $478K per day. Perry’s on-line operation did well, too, drawing in $1.1 million — despite, as my source says, not driving contributions with their on-line ads.
9 posted on 10/05/2011 6:01:05 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2788099/posts?page=78#78

The FR moderator LOCKED the Drudge Headline thread.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 6:04:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Reagan Man; C. Edmund Wright

Take a look at this!!!


11 posted on 10/05/2011 6:05:17 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: All

I guess the Drudge thread is locked because they want posters directed to this thread.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 6:06:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
More GOOD information!

Just another example of your "dogged vetting" or was it "dog petting"?

Just sends tingles up and down your __________.

13 posted on 10/05/2011 6:07:11 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The FR moderator LOCKED the Drudge Headline thread.

And that thread had 81 posts and climbing while this one has ~ 10? Go figure.

14 posted on 10/05/2011 6:07:45 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
GOVERNOR RICK PERRY: Gun Control is hitting the target you're aiming at...

15 posted on 10/05/2011 6:09:07 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

17.1 million buys a lot of of hairspray. Thanks, but no thanks. Between LBJ, a couple of Bushes, and the Texan’s love of mexican slave labor, I’ll pass on El Presidente Ricardo. Maybe he has a shot at winning the elections down there, here not so much.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 6:10:18 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: factoryrat

I’ll take a 2nd Amendment man over Romney any day of the week.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 6:14:12 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: USS Alaska

It that the kind of manners your mother taught you?


18 posted on 10/05/2011 6:14:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: factoryrat

Liz posted in the other thread where all of Perry’s money is coming from and it isn’t pretty. Like I have said all along Perry is in the back pockets of corporations.

If he is elected we get more of the same and our country goes down the toilet.

The establishment republicans on FR are out in full force to shove this guy down our throats. People reading these threads should realize we have other far more conservative choices. Choices that are not beholden to special interest groups like Perry and Romney are.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 6:15:11 AM PDT by CSI007
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yup, he likes big donors, with "needs," donors who give money to both sides depending upon who can deliver the goodies. And you cheer (shakes head).

So, what's it going to cost us this time?

20 posted on 10/05/2011 6:16:59 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: factoryrat

Yes. Everything is doing so well for you in Michigan. I can see why you wouldn’t want someone from a state that has welcomed businesses and where 48% of all the jobs in the country were filled.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 6:17:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Excellent news. It will take a ton of money for defeat Romney and Perry is the only one capable of it at this point. Hopefully these numbers will persuade the big bundlers to hold up on going to Romney and give Perry a chance to continue to make his case.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 6:18:01 AM PDT by magritte
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To: CSI007
The establishment republicans on FR are out in full force to shove this guy down our throats. People reading these threads should realize we have other far more conservative choices. Choices that are not beholden to special interest groups like Perry and Romney are.

Well go cheer them on!

23 posted on 10/05/2011 6:18:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Whether anybody likes it or not Perry will be the nominee and beat Obama with Palin as energy secretary drilling in Pelosi’s back yard.Christie would have been a powerhouse to beat appealing to democrats and moderates.I heard on some show last night that Christie was told there is not enough time now that primaries have changed; even for him.I am not a huge Christie fan because I don’t know what he is all about (A lot here are always so jumpy with the everybody but Palin is a RINO) but Christie is pro life and has the gusto and wide appeal of Reagan; so I don’t dismiss him. but him not jumping in gets me nervous as Obama will have a challenger.The marxist left has taken the democratic party so the challenger will be a progressive like Hillary.But if they throw in a Bayh anyone but Christie will struggle. America woke up to the Clintoons and Hillary’s glass ceiling appeal won’t do it.She sold Az. out to the UN and her recent diss of Israel will make it impossible for her to play a moderate fake Bill Clinton Hail Mary pass.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 6:19:27 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Carry_Okie

Uh, you HAVE to have big donors. You can’t get by on hoping individuals send you $25 a pop. Big media buys are expensive and you don’t want to have to borrow cash to pay for them. And big money draws other big money.

How much has your candidate raised?


25 posted on 10/05/2011 6:21:51 AM PDT by magritte
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To: CSI007

I am not an establishment Republican. I unregistered as a Republican after McDemocratMcCain.I am a registered Independent.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 6:22:16 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: CSI007

**People reading these threads should realize we have other far more conservative choices.**

I call anti-gay rights, anti-abortion, secure border, vetoing 300 million dollars in spending, creating 850,000 jobs when all of America was losing them, cutting taxes, death penalty for rape, anti-global warming, prayer in schools, Tea Party member, right to bears arms, dismantlement of Obamacare to be pretty darn conservative. All of which is Perry.


27 posted on 10/05/2011 6:22:32 AM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: CSI007

If it comes down to Perry or Romney - where do you go?


28 posted on 10/05/2011 6:22:44 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: ReaganBaby26

I call anti-gay rights, anti-abortion, secure border, vetoing 300 million dollars in spending, creating 850,000 jobs when all of America was losing them, cutting taxes, death penalty for rape, anti-global warming, prayer in schools, Tea Party member, right to bears arms, dismantlement of Obamacare to be pretty darn conservative. All of which is Perry.

Isn’t it odd that someone with these conservative bonafides has been called no different than Dukakis, left-wing socialist, and the like on this very site.

Imagine going to a REAL liberal and saying “Hey, I’ll bet you like Rick Perry.” They would laugh in your face.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 6:25:23 AM PDT by magritte
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To: CSI007

All I can say is that promises and fundraisers aren’t going buy my vote. The person who wins it is going to have to win it by proving to me that they are capable of putting America back on the right track, by upholding the Constitution and actually following it. Anything less is unacceptable to me.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 6:26:46 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yeah that made no sense.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 6:27:10 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
17 mil in four months? How can this be, political *solons* declared his campaign finished??
32 posted on 10/05/2011 6:27:45 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Sarah, & Levin do.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t care how Rick Perry’s opponents spin it, that is impressive!


33 posted on 10/05/2011 6:28:32 AM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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To: jla
17 mil in four months? How can this be, political *solons* declared his campaign finished??

$17.1M in 49 days.

34 posted on 10/05/2011 6:30:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: factoryrat

You need to understand the SECOND most important factor in running for President is raising money...you can’t do that then go home and enjoy life.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 6:30:35 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: magritte
Yep. Sarah Palin knows what it feels like to be the target of a full-onslaught attack every minute of every day by the mainstream media. Now, they are doing the same thing to Rick Perry - because they know that of all of the declared candidates - Perry has the best chance of beating Obama - IF - conservatives can coalesce behind the most conservative candidate that has the best chance (and money) to be the nominee.

It's coming down to Romney, Perry & Cain - and I do not believe that Cain is going to be able to raise the funds needed to carry him to the end.

36 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:12 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: jla

No, not 4 months, they raised 17 million in less than 2 months.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:16 AM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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To: magritte

That is exactly why the TRUE liberals are trying their very best to deceive TRUE conservatives into thinking that Perry is not a conservative. The liberals know the truth and it is scaring them to death.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:20 AM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: shield

Great news for the Perry campaign.

Lots of money from lots of supporters.

Woohoo!


39 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:47 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now to be fair, some GOP candidates also raised mammoth amounts of cash, and we need to ask them, too: What, if anything, do their donors expect in return for their “investments”? We need to know this because our country can’t afford more trillion-dollar “thank you” notes to campaign backers. It is an important question, and it cuts to the heart of our problem

-SP


40 posted on 10/05/2011 6:34:50 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: ReaganBaby26

I donated to Perry last Friday. I will not give up on Perry at all. I simply would not accept Romney as the nominee. I am with Perry till the end and I am still certain that he is going to be our nominee.


41 posted on 10/05/2011 6:37:58 AM PDT by jgge
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I LOVE that commercial.

Seriously, if Perry did nothing else but run that very commercial over and over till election day he would win in a landslide.

It gives me goosebumps every time I see it.


42 posted on 10/05/2011 6:38:51 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I assume you are talking about the “Proven Leadership” one? I agree! Goosebumps and all, that is one awesome ad.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 6:42:18 AM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: ReaganBaby26

yes, it’s the best political ad i’ve ever seen.


44 posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:45 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Bigtigermike

Mike.

Obama’s getting money from laundered stimulus money (OUR MONEY), so please don’t start preaching that the GOP donors are corrupt.

The unions and trail lawyers are going to stuff Obama’s coffers too — so PLEASE spare me your indignation about Perry’s fundraising.

A lot of individual donations were given to him (including from me) because we see him as the best chance to save the nation.


45 posted on 10/05/2011 6:48:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TexasFreeper2009


46 posted on 10/05/2011 6:48:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Reagan Man

49 days and 17.1 million no debate prep...running him like a racehorse!!! Money talks BS walks!!!


47 posted on 10/05/2011 6:50:59 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The way things are going I expect Romney to start attacking Perry soon for being soft of gun rights!

lol

that's how ludicrous this election has gotten.

48 posted on 10/05/2011 6:53:18 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’ve heard Romeny is a dirty fighter. I think we’re already seeing it.


49 posted on 10/05/2011 6:54:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Bigtigermike
What, if anything, do their donors expect in return for their “investments”?

Simply, to get this country working again.

He set a goal to raise this money in a short period of time. His campaign met that goal.

It is great to see he now has the funds to continue in reaching his goal to become president. He has the vision and desire to get the country moving forward again.

50 posted on 10/05/2011 6:57:24 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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