After six months of fundraising, the 2008 presidential candidates have already raised more than $265 million. No White House money chase has ever started so quickly. Tomorrow, I’ll have updated figures on moolah coming from the TV/Movie/Music industry sector based on Federal Election Commission data through July 15th. Here are the amounts through May 9th, according to the Center For Responsive Politics:

Hillary Clinton (D)


Barack Obama (D)


John Edwards (D)


John McCain (R)


Christopher J. Dodd (D)


Rudolph W. Giuliani (R)


Mitt Romney (R)


Bill Richardson (D)


Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D)


Thomas J. Vilsack (D)

graph $14,650

Dennis J. Kucinich (D)

graph $7,550

Sam Brownback (R)

graph $4,900

Mike Huckabee (R)

graph $2,300

Duncan Hunter (R)

graph $2,100

Ron Paul (R)

graph $1,250

Tom Tancredo (R)

graph $800