Jeb Bush's presidential campaign raised more money faster than any other campaign, according to new fundraising figures released by the Republican.
In just 16 days of the latest quarter, Bush raised $11.4 million, or an average of $714,000 a day, easily topping his nearest competitor, Hillary Clinton, who raised an average of $562,000 a day.
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Because of the timing of the official announcements, Clinton had 80 days during the period to and collected a total of $45 million.
"Jeb is encouraged and grateful for the tremendous early support and enthusiasm his candidacy has generated since he launched his campaign," said Woody Johnson, Bush's national finance chairman in a statement.
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• Bush in 16 days raised $11,433,137, or $714,571 a day.
• Clinton in 80 days raised $45,000,000, or $562,500 a day.
• Clinton rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in 62 days raised $15,000,000, or $241,935 a day.
• Republican Sen Ted Cruz in 100 days raised $14,200,000, or $142,000 a day.
• Dr. Ben Carson in 58 days raised $10,500,000, or 181,034 a day.
• Carly Fiorina in 58 days raised $1,400,000, or $24,138 a day.
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