Rick Santorum's quixotic quest for the presidency isn't going over well with donors. The ex-Senator's campaign raised under $600,000 raised for the quarter, lagging virtually the entire field.
As of June 30, the campaign managed to collect $582,000 in donations. But they've already used up $352,900, leaving him few resources to staff up, get on the airwaves, and organize supporters ahead of key events like Ames Straw Poll.
The campaign noted that Santorum only officially declared a few weeks before the deadline, and described the numbers as "solid."
"It is worth noting that Senator Santorum didn't hold his first official fundraiser until June 22, and between that day and June 30, he raised nearly half of the money he raised as an official presidential candidate," said Amanda Kornegay, finance director for Rick Santorum for President," spokesman Matt Beynon said in a statement.
Santorum, best known for his anti-gay and pro-life politics, drew some attention early on as a possible contender in socially conservative Iowa. Instead it's been Michele Bachmann hoarding the energy, jumping to an early lead the polls, and raising a solid $2 million in only a couple of weeks, with another $2 million transferred over from her Congressional campaign.