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2010: The $5.9 Million Man

Gov. Rick Perry raised $7.1 million from his last report through June 30, bringing his campaign's cash on hand at mid-year to $5.9 million.

Gov. Rick Perry, speaking to the Texas Federation of Republican Women

Gov. Rick Perry raised $7.1 million from his last report through June 30, bringing his campaign's cash on hand at mid-year to $5.9 million. That's less raised and less on hand than Democratic challenger Bill White is showing in his mid-year report; White raised $7.4 million and ended the period with $9 million in the bank — $3.1 million more than the incumbent.

Perry's campaign notes that their candidate had a financially competitive primary, and their spin on the mid-year numbers is evident in the headline on their press release: "Texans for Rick Perry Raises Over $20 Million for ’09-’10 Election Cycle." Perry has a total of 14,837 contributors during that period, and also raised $1.2 million of his total online.

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