Releases on Third Quarter 2011 Fundraising
[in order received]

For Immediate Distribution:
News Release
Oct. 5, 2011

Rick Perry Campaign Raises More Than $17 Million in 49 Days
More than $15M Cash on Hand; Donations from all 50 states, D.C., Guam;
51 percent of donors from out of state

AUSTIN –, Inc. today announced it raised more than $17 million for the GOP primary race between Aug. 13 and Sept. 30 from more than 22,000 unique contributors. Because of his August 13th entry into the race, Gov. Perry raised funds for just 49 of the 92 days in the quarter.
“The generous contributions from Americans across the nation prove the overwhelming support for Gov. Perry’s principled, conservative leadership and vision to get America working again," said Perry Campaign Manager Rob Johnson. “The governor will continue travelling the country talking directly to Americans about restoring our economic strength, job creation and putting our country on a path to prosperity and opportunity for future generations.  Gov. Perry deeply appreciates the energetic support and hard work of the thousands of Republican volunteers and activists who’ve helped us build a strong and growing organization in just seven weeks.”
Donations were received from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, with 51 percent of donors from outside the state of Texas. As of Sept. 30, the campaign has $15 million cash on hand. All but approximately $50,000 raised will go towards the primary race.
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PRESS RELEASE from Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2011
Contact: Gary Howard
Ron Paul Campaign Raises More Than $8 Million in Q3
Dr. Paul’s 100k unique donors trump Perry’s 5 to 1

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that it has raised more than $8 million in the third quarter from more than 100,000 unique donors – more than five times the number of total donors to the campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry.
“The amount and nature of donations to Ron Paul proves his fundraising prowess and also demonstrates in real numbers the grassroots support Dr. Paul receives from average Americans,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.
Dr. Paul shared his fundraising results total at a luncheon speech at the National Press Club.


EXTRACTS FROM EMAIL from Obama for America
October 13, 2011

 -- In the third fundraising quarter of this year, 606,027 people donated to this campaign -- even more than gave in the record-breaking previous quarter.

 -- Those people gave more than 766,000 total donations -- 98 percent of them $250 or less, at an average amount of $56. That's more than twice as many donations than we had at this point in the historic 2008 campaign.

 -- We are focused on building infrastructure that will help us win in 2012. And each quarter we set a combined goal for the campaign and our allies at the Democratic National Committee. We far exceeded our goal of $55 million this quarter between the two organizations.

 -- Together, Obama for America and the DNC raised more than $70 million. And it all happened during a summer when the President was focused on doing the job he was elected to do -- a summer when we had to cancel a series of fundraising events and ask everyone to dig a little deeper.

 -- Right now, 982,967 people have donated to this campaign. We're within striking distance of 1 million donors.

-- ...on top of the hundreds of thousands of supporters from 2008 who decided to make another donation, 257,635 people made their first donation ever to the Obama organization -- continuing the record pace you all set in the previous quarter.

PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President


CONTACT: Romney Press Office

October 14, 2011

Boston, MA – Today, Romney for President announced it has raised more than $32 million so far in the primary. The campaign will report raising more than $14 million for the third quarter, and more than $18 million for the second. This total represents only primary contributions as the campaign did not raise general election funds. In 2007, Romney collected $10 million for the third quarter reporting period.
Romney for President National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said, “We are proud of the $32 million we have raised for the campaign so far. This is just the start of the effort to help fuel Mitt Romney’s message that will defeat President Obama next November.”
FAST FACTS About Romney For President’s Third Quarter Fundraising:
·           Total Amount Raised In Primary Contributions For The Year: $32.49 Million
·           Amount Raised In Primary Contributions In The Third Quarter:  $14.16 Million
·           Amount Raised In Primary Contributions In The Second Quarter: $18 Million
·           Cash On Hand: $14.65 Million
·           Number Of Contributors In Third Quarter: 55,947
·           Increase In Total Donors From Second Quarter: 73%
·           Percent Of Contributions Less Than $250 In The Third Quarter: 83%
·           Contributions Received From All 50 States And Washington, D.C.
·           No General Election Money Collected
·           Mitt Romney Did Not Make A Personal Loan


PRESS RELEASE from Friends of Herman Cain
October 14, 2011

Cain’s Surge Leads to Increase in Support

The Friends of Herman Cain presidential campaign committee reports total third quarter contributions of $2,813,341.52 with cash on hand of $1,333,778.56. The committee reported no debt.

The momentum from the September 22nd Fox News-Google GOP Presidential Debate in Orlando and Cain’s subsequent Florida, Kansas City, Minnesota, and Illinois straw poll victories has elevated Mr. Cain to front-runner status and has helped the committee raise an additional 2 million dollars since the close of the FEC reporting period.

“We have had a very successful quarter.  Mr. Cain’s message is spreading and attracting supporters all across the country,” said Mark Block, Chief Operating Officer for Friends of Herman Cain, Inc.

Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan to restore the economy is resonating with the general public and this surge of momentum has enabled the campaign to leverage Cain’s rise in the polls into financial resources.  The American public is eager to elect a leader with a proven record of leadership and common sense.

PRESS RELEASE from Rick Santorum for President
October 15, 2011
For Immediate Release 
Contact: Matt Beynon

 Eustace Mita Named National Finance Chairman

Verona, PA - Former Senator Rick Santorum announced his fundraising totals for the 3rd quarter and he named Mr. Eustace (Euse) Mita to the position of National Finance Chairman. 


Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said, "It's no secret that Rick hasn't been out there fundraising much. Instead, he's been focused on meeting voters, growing the grassroots base and pushing his conservative message in the early states. However, with strong debate performances and several top finishes in some important straw polls - the strategy is building momentum at the right time and are working to capitalize on the increased support. Appointing Euse is a big part of that. In fact, of the over $704,000 we've raised during the 3rd Quarter of 2011, half of that was raised in the last three weeks."  


This race has never been about high-priced consultants and slick TV ads - it's about the people and getting America back on track. With every town hall, meet and greet and debate, it's clear that the people like the message and they like the messenger."


Euse Mita said, "I am excited to form and lead a talented team of supporters to build the financial network necessary to fund Rick's presidential campaign.  Rick and I have been friends for years, and I can think of no one better prepared to serve as our next commander-in-chief.  We have made great strides since I accepted this role in mid-September, and we are building momentum quickly.  I am anxious to build upon this momentum to help Rick on to victory in the Iowa caucuses and beyond."


Senator Santorum said, "I am thrilled to have Euse on board as our campaign's finance chairman.  Euse is known as one of our nation's leading philanthropists and has led numerous successful fundraising campaigns.  His work and success is renowned, and I am confident that under his leadership, our finance team will ensure that we have the resources necessary to not just compete, but win the Republican nomination."


Euse Mita is Chairman of Achristavest Properties, LLC, a developer of waterfront properties in New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania; and Chairman of Mita Management, a closely held company with interests in the automotive and real estate industries.  Mita served on the Board of Directors of Penske Automotive Group (PAG:NYSE), Reynolds & Reynolds (REY:NYSE) and Republic First Bank (NASDAQ:FRBK).  Mita will lead a national team of financial supporters to support the Rick Santorum for President campaign.

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EMAIL from Newt 2012
October 15, 2011

Summary of Third Quarter 2011 FEC Report

To:        Interested Parties

From:    R.C. Hammond

Newt Gingrich's commitment to running a campaign that offers Leadership Now is paying off.

The month of September saw the introduction of the 21st Century Contract with America which Investor's Business Daily said in comparison to other GOP plans, "wins, hands down."

Critiquing Gingrich's debate performance at Ames, Iowa radio personality Steve Deace said, “[Newt Gingrich] put leadership ahead of policy. This was the Gingrich of the 1994 Republican Revolution.”

In New Hampshire, Union Leader Publisher Joseph McQuaid editorialized on Sept. 16th, "The Republican Party and its contenders may want to look to former Speaker Gingrich for the best strategy on Social Security questions and perhaps on many others."

In South Carolina, Newt earned a critical endorsement from the founder of the Columbia Tea Party Allen Olson, who wrote: "There is only one candidate for president who is leading on what I believe are the underlying issues this country faces. Not only is this candidate talking about serious issues, he is providing real solutions."

Looking at every indicator, Gingrich has momentum going into the fall and will be the alternative to the front runner. 
  • The bulk of the campaign's support is coming from small dollar donors with an average contribution of $76.
  • Over the third quarter, the campaign gained momentum and recovered. 50% of contributions in the third quarter came from new donors. 
  • Gingrich's ranking in national polls rose from 6% to 11% over the course of the quarter. 
  • Traffic to doubled, if not tripled in days following national debates.
  • Over 500 people signed up to volunteer in the last two weeks of September.
  • The campaign will open headquarters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina this month.
  • October 2011 donations (not included in the current filing) have already surpassed $250,000, coming in at double the pace from the same point in the 2nd quarter.

Raised     $807,962.45
Spent     $776,767.90
Cash on hand     $353,416.71
Average donation     $76    
Donations     10,400    
Donors     8,800
Debt paid off     $346,000    
Remaining debt     $1.1 million

PRESS RELEASE from Bachmann for President
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2011

Contact: Alice Stewart

Bachmann Announces 3Q Fundraising Total of $4.1 Million

Urbandale, Iowa - Bachmann for President campaign manager Keith Nahigian announced today a combined 3Q fundraising total of $4.1 million for the campaign's authorized committees. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) document the more than 97,000 contributions with an average contribution of approximately $42.

"We are especially proud of the fact that we continue to bring in large numbers of small donors who contribute time after time," Nahigian said. "These donors reflect a wave of people who will not settle in this election, and support our efforts to put our country back on track."

Breakdown of 3Q fundraising numbers:
  • Combined fundraising total: more than $4.1 million
  • Total combined contributions: more than 97,000
  • Total combined contributors: roughly 70,000
  • Total average contribution: $42
  • Total Cash on Hand: $1.5 million
"We are grateful to each and every donor who has helped us gather the necessary resources to continue reaching out to the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and the rest of the country," Nahigian said.