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Romney Releases Fundraising Numbers

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised $10 million from donors in the third quarter and transferred $8.5 million of his own money to his presidential campaign, bringing his third quarter fundraising total to $18.5 million.

That's a slight decrease from the second quarter, when he raised $21 million, $6.5 million of which was his own money. Romney has now raised a total of around $62 million, including $17.35 million of his own money.

Rival Fred Thompson raised in excess of $8 million in the third quarter, and Sen. John McCain is expected to report having raised more than $5 million. Rep. Ron Paul also hit the $5 million mark for the quarter. Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, meanwhile, has yet to release his fundraising figures.

UPDATE: CBS News' Scott Conroy received this statement from Romney spokesman Kevin Madden regarding Romney's donations to his own campaign: "The campaign is focused on building a nationwide fundraising network of volunteer donors and supports. That will continue. The personal resources the governor has put into the campaign have helped sustain the campaign's growth. But the focus remains on building a national grassroots effort, as evidenced by our ability to compete with other Republican campaigns that have greater name awareness and who lead in the national polls."