Carly Fiorina Beats Marco Rubio With Cash Received Totaling $6.8 Million in 3rd Quarter


Former Hewlett Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina’s fundraising took off after her forceful debate performance, helping her raise $6.8 million for her campaign between July 1 and Sept. 30, her campaign announced Tuesday.

Fiorina’s haul was larger than the $6 million that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida pulled in last quarter, though he has raised $18 million overall this year to her $8.5 million. She currently places third among the Republicans who have announced their fundraising totals for the summer, behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Fiorina spent just $2.2 million over the summer months, her campaign spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores announced in a tweet. That means she had a low burn rate of just 34 percent, according to a calculation by The Washington Post.

Among the GOP candidates who have announced their totals so far, Carson had the most cash on hand heading into October, with $12 million. Rubio was close behind with $11 million, followed by Fiorina with $5.5 million and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with $2 million.

All candidates must file their fundraising and spending reports for the third quarter to the Federal Election Commission by Oct. 15.

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SOURCE: Matea Gold 
The Washington Post