Although this number seems to pale in comparison to Clinton’s $45 million, or Jeb Bush’s whopping $114 million, the number is still significant.
[Rubio’s] announcement Wednesday indicates that he has had more success recently attracting the deep-pocketed millionaires and billionaires who finance super PACs and other outside groups.
Some may be quick to write-off Rubio as a threat to Jeb Bush, but that is foolish. Even though Bush raised seven times the amount Rubio did, polls indicate that Rubio is quite popular among voters.
Recent polls consistently place Rubio among the top five Republican candidates in a field narrowly led by Bush, his former mentor.
Even if Rubio fails to secure the Republican nomination, he has demonstrated he has fundraising power. Perhaps there is a VP spot in store for him—Bush/Rubio, anyone?[New York Times] [Reuters] [Image via Brian Snyder/Reuters]