Saturday marked the close of the second filing period of the year. Candidates have until June 15th to submit their fundraising totals to the Federal Election Commission. So far, Senator John McCain is in the only Republican candidate to have publicly reported his numbers; he fell far short of his goal and brought in only $11.2 million from April 1st-June 30th. With this low total, McCain was forced to cut staff and reduce the salary of some of his top aides. The campaign is also considering accepting public matching funds. What will this mean for the future of the McCain campaign?
The other 2 top candidates, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, are expected to release their numbers in the coming days. A full listing of fundraising totals will be listed in the RealRepublicanMajority.org presidential section when they become available.