Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has raised $7 million since launching his White House bid in April, mostly through small-dollar donations.
Paul, a Tea Party favorite who inherited a national grassroots fundraising network from his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), received money from 108,205 donors, according to his campaign.
Eighty-five percent of his total came as contributions of $50 or less, and 96 percent came in increments of $100 or less. His average donation was $65.
Breitbart.com first reported the figures.
Paul’s fundraising haul lags behind rivals like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who raised $11.4 million in just over two weeks in June. Right to Rise USA, a super PAC supporting Bush, has collected $103 million this year.