Love him or hate him; the PAC supporting Dr. Ben Carson for president had a very successful fundraising drive in the second quarter of this year, which outpaced the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (via PRNewswire):
The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, announced today that it raised more than $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, including more than $1 million in the month of May alone.
Since its inception in August 2013, the Committee has raised more than $7.2 million, with more than 95,000 individual donors giving an average contribution of around $48. The committee now has more than 17,000 volunteers nationwide.
Although, the former First Lady didn’t do too badly for herself, raising $2.5 million between April and June. According to the Washington Post, their second quarter drew 43,000 contributions, with the average donation being $57. Ready For Hillary has raised more than $8 million since its inception in 2013.