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Clinton
Raised/Spent: $91m/$40m

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63% of her donors have contributed the federal limit of $2,300.

Obama
Raised/Spent: $80m/$44m

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26% of his donors have given $200 or less. 47% gave more than $2,000.

Edwards
Raised/Spent: $30m/$18m

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Has raised $4.2 million from liberal fundraising group Act Blue, more than any other Democrat

Giuliani
Raised/Spent: $47m/$31m

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Has received more money from the tobacco, gambling, and oil and gas industries than any other candidate

Romney
Raised/Spent: $63m/$54m

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Romney has put $17.4 million of his own money into his campaign—28% of its total funds.

McCain
Raised/Spent: $32m/$29m

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Is the top recipient of telecom money and the second-biggest recipient of lobbyist money (after Clinton)

Thompson
Raised/Spent: $13m/$6m

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Has raised only $78,000 from his friends in showbiz; includes $2,300 from Law & Order producer Dick Wolf

Huckabee
Raised/Spent: $2.3m/$1.6m

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An ordained Baptist minister, he has received $21,000 from clergy and religious organizations.

Figures as of 9/30/07. May not add to 100% due to rounding. Calculated using figures from the Center for Responsive Politics.

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