WASHINGTON — At the end of June, the Tim Pawlenty campaign had $1.4 million on hand for its Republican presidential primary run after raising $4.5 million in the April-June fundraising period, according to a campaign official.
Pawlenty also has an additional $600,000 on hand for the general election, should he win the party nomination. He spent about $2.45 million during that time.
Pawlenty had originally reported a $4.2 million fundraising haul, but the campaign found the additional funds during the accounting process.
Any additional funds will help Pawlenty, who is campaigning heavily in Iowa ahead of August’s Iowa Straw Poll but also has a large paid staff in New Hampshire.
Meanwhile, CBS News reported Thursday night that Michele Bachmann will report just less than $4 million in contributions. According to the report, $2 million of that is from a transfer from her congressional campaign while the rest was raised since she announced her candidacy. A Bachmann spokeswoman did not immediately return calls for comment.
All Republican presidential candidates trail former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who raised $18 million during the last quarter.
Second quarter fundraising reports are due to the Federal Election Commission today.
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