Thompson Raised $8M (Plus) In Third Quarter

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Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson raised more than $8M since July, a campaign adviser said this morning.

Thompson has recieved donations from more than 70,000 individual contributors since June, when his testing-the-waters account opened. (The campaign has yet to release the amount of money he raised that month).

The large number of donors suggests that Thompson's financial base is fairly broad; in the first quarter of the year, Sen. John McCain obtained contributions from 51,000 different donors, a record at the time.