Mike Huckabee will report raising just $2 million for his presidential campaign while super PACs supporting him have raised $6 million, a senior Huckabee advisor told The Daily Caller on Tuesday.
Like other Republican campaigns have done, Huckabee aides are touting the combined $8 million figure of official campaign donations and the money raised by affiliated committees.
His campaign says he is in a better financial position than he was when he first ran for president in 2008.
“The nearly $8 million raised to date is well over three times as much as Gov. Huckabee raised in the first three quarters combined of his 2008 campaign, when Huckabee was outspent 10:1 and won the Iowa caucuses and seven other states,” the adviser told TheDC.
The $2 million was raised by Huckabee between the time he entered the race in May and when the fundraising quarter ending in June.
The adviser said the campaign raised money from people in all 50 states at an average contribution of $101.
Still, the combined $8 million figure is dwarfed by people like Jeb Bush, whose campaign and super PAC supporting him raised nearly $115 million.
Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign said $51 million has been raised in total between his campaign and groups supporting him.