Gilmore Fundraising Numbers Revealed
Former governor James S. Gilmore III (R) will report today he's raised $396,000 during the first three months of the year and has $208,000 in the bank, according to Ana Gamonal, a Gilmore spokesman.
Gilmore, who is competing against Del. Robert G. Marshall and Robert D. "Bob" Berry for the GOP nomination, has raised about $747,000 since he launched his campaign in November.
Gilmore, an early favorite to win the nomination, seriously lags behind likely Democratic nominee Mark R. Warner in the money race. Warner announced last week he has $4.4 million in the bank.
But Gilmore's fundraising numbers are still respectable for a statewide candidate in the early stages of a campaign. At this point in the 2006 Senate race, Sen. James Webb (D) had about $200,000 in the bank, half of which came from a personal loan from the candidate, Gamonal noted.
"It's still early, our goal is to raise enough money to implement our strategy for winning," Gamonal said, noting Warner will have virtually unlimited funds because he has a personal fortune estimated at $200 million.
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