Republican Donors Abandon Rick Perry
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s fundraising advantage in the race for the Republican presidential nomination is disappearing.
Perry — who led the GOP field in fundraising with $15 million in the bank on Oct. 1 — has been struggling to reel in donations since his long string of gaffes and subsequent drop in the polls. According to a Houston Chronicle report, one Perry fundraiser believes that he will raise only between $3 million and $5 million in the final three months of the year. That would be less than one third of what he raised in the first six weeks of his campaign, and would likely place Perry’s fundraising total behind those of rivals Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, and Ron Paul.