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Rubio Raised 3X More Than Crist in 1st Quarter

5:41 PM, Apr 9, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A Friday night news dump, brought to you by a floundering Senate campaign: Florida governor Charlie Crist raised $1.1 million last quarter. In an email, campaign manager Erik Eikenberg attributes the paltry figure to a "limited fundraising program this quarter due to the Governor’s busy work schedule during session."

Rubio Raised 3X More Than Crist in 1st Quarter

Marco Rubio raised $3.6 million during that same period. Compare the fundraising trajectories of Crist and Rubio:

1st quarter 2009 (Jan. 1-March 31): $254,000 raised
2nd quarter 2009 (April 1-June 30): $350,000 raised
3rd quarter 2009 (July 1-Sept. 30): $1 million raised
4th quarter 2009 (Oct. 1-Dec. 31): $1.76 million raised
1st quarter 2010 (Jan. 1-March 31): $3.6 million raised

Now, Crist:
1st quarter 2009: N/A (Crist wasn't in the race)
2nd quarter 2009: $4.4 million raised
3rd quarter 2009: $2.5 million raised
4th quarter 2009: $2.1 million raised
1st quarter 2010: $1.1 million raised

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