Mitt Romney raised $10 million during the summer for his presidential bid, but also put in another $8.5 million of his own money, his campaign announced this morning.
Those third-quarter figures bring his totals to $45 million raised and another $17.5 million in loans from his own fortune.
Romney's take during July, August, and September is larger than the $8 million reported by Republican rival Fred Thompson.
But Rudy Giuliani's campaign said this afternoon that it outraised Romney slightly during the third quarter, bringing in about $10.5 million. It said it has $16 million in cash on hand.
"In a continued sign of growing support, our campaign has led the Republican field for the second quarter in a row in the fund-raising race. We're receiving real support from across the country because voters know Rudy Giuliani is the only candidate who has proven leadership, executive experience and can beat the Democrats in November," campaign manager Michael DuHaime said in a statement.
Fred Thompson's campaign announced today that it had raised $9.3 million and John McCain said he raised $5.5 million for the primary. The Republican top-tier candidates are all raising far less than the leading Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Romney's campaign said it has $9 million in cash to spend and added 23,000 donors, for a total of 100,000.
"Our campaign made considerable progress this quarter expanding Governor Romney's support across the country. From the grassroots victory in Ames to the campaign's first Ask Mitt Anything in California, Governor Romney has built a nationwide network of volunteers and supporters that are energizing our efforts as we work towards the first votes being cast in January," spokesman Kevin Madden said in a statement.