Fmr. Cand. Gilmore Bests Cox in Funding
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is out of the GOP race, citing his inability to raise money.
"Gilmore raised $170,000 in the first three months of the year and said he collected $211,000 in the quarter ending June 30, while the leading candidates in the race banked millions."
That's $381,000 in 2007 alone, for future reference.
Now, in reply, fringe candidate for president John Cox's one paid blogger online noted:
"It’s the end of the road for Governor Jim Gilmore who didn’t gain any traction in his bid for the White House."
John Cox, who has burned through FOUR campaign managers so far in his 17 month Quixotic Quest for notoriety and fame, has raised LESS THAN $13,000 and has spent over $850,000 of his family fortune on this race. It's gained him ZERO in the polls, and his oft-touted magic in some minor straw polls has run dry recently with a string of pathetic failures in NH and PA.
This $381,000 figure means that in 2007 alone, Gilmore raised 29 times as much as Cox did in 2006 AND 2007 (he began running in Feb., 2006).
Mr. Adam Graham (the aforementioned blogger, writes, without a hint of irony):
"After Gilmore, it’s kind of tough to guess who’ll drop out on the GOP side. It’s easier to guess who’ll definitely be in. Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Ron Paul, and John Cox would be the only four that I can say with some confidence will be in the race come January."
Yup, those are the frontrunners, Mr. Graham. Keep on dreaming. How much are you being paid to keep John Cox in that list?
Our blog - along with several former Cox staffers - is waiting with great anticipation as the July 15 second quarter filing deadline approaches to see who John Cox fared. VOTE NOW in our poll on the right hand side of this blog to guess how "well" he did!