The third quarter fund-raising numbers are trickling in: Obama raised $19 million, Hillary is reportedly in the same ballpark, Thompson raked in more than $8 million, and McCain’s and Richardson’s coffers each totaled over $5 million. But the numbers getting the most attention are John Edwards’, thanks to his not desperate at all decision last week to accept public matching funds.
Edwards finished the quarter with $7 million in new donations and $12 million in the bank, according to his campaign. If you count the public funds, they say, he’ll have $22 million cash on hand. But unlike his opponents, he’ll now have to observe spending limits state by state.