Huntsman raises $4.1 million in first weeks

By Philip Elliott

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, June 30 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

WASHINGTON — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will report his campaign has collected $4.1 million in its first weeks, with less than half of it coming from the candidate's own deep pockets.

Huntsman aides say they will report to the Federal Elections Commission that they raised that sum during the fundraising quarter that ends Thursday. The aides spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the numbers before they file paperwork by the June 15 deadline.

Huntsman, who worked for three Republican administrations before becoming President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, has spent much of his time meeting with donors since entering the race on June 21. He has said he doesn't want to completely fund his campaign with his own money.

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