Rubio campaign reports eye-popping, bank-busting $5 million third quarter.
MARCO RUBIO SETS FUNDRAISING RECORD WITH MORE THAN $5 MILLION RAISED IN 3RD QUARTER
Campaign Heads Into Final Stretch With More Than $5.5 Million Cash On Hand
Miami, FL – Demonstrating growing grassroots momentum, U.S. Senate Republican nominee Marco Rubio today announced that his campaign raised more than $5 million during the third full quarter of 2010, eclipsing the fundraising record for a single quarter set by Rubio in the second quarter. To date, more than 95,000 donors have fueled the campaign. The campaign will also report having more than $5.5 million cash on hand, an increase of more than $1 million from the last quarter.
In making this announcement, Rubio Senior Strategist Todd Harris issued the following statement:
“This campaign started at the grassroots, was fueled by the grassroots, and when we win on Election Day it’s going to be because of the grassroots, the best candidate and the best message. While we still fully expect this final report to show us trailing Crist in cash on hand, we are confident we will have the resources to meet or exceed whatever our opponents are spending on television during October. With close to 100,000 donors, the size and enthusiasm of our donor base gives us a virtually unlimited pool of support we can return to again and again over the final stretch of this campaign.
“We will need our grassroots support over the next four weeks more than ever before. As we have already seen, Charlie Crist is desperate. He will say and do anything to win this election. He will run millions in false attack ads to smear Marco. And he is sitting on more than $6 million dollars which will allow him to keep up his shameless attacks.
“But with the help of our grassroots base of support, and the strength of Marco’s leadership and message, we are confident of victory come Election Day.”
BY THE NUMBERS: RUBIO’S RECORD FUNDRAISING
• Raised in Q3: Over $5 million
• Cash On Hand: Over $5.5 million
• Total raised to date: Over $16 million
• Total donors to date: Over 95,000
• Donors not maxed out: 99 percent
• Average contribution in Q3: $80.21
• Raised online to date: Over $2 million
• 2009 – Q2: $340,000
• 2009 – Q3: $1 million
• 2009 – Q4: $1.75 million
• 2010 – Q1: $3.6 million
• 2010 – Q2: $4.5 million
• 2010 – Q3: Over $5 million