UPDATE: Hugh Hewitt says the sum is even more impressive–$6.5 million.
UPDATE II: AP confirms the $6.5 million figure, with details:
“They’ve come together and blown us away today, and humbled us at the same time,” the beaming former Massachusetts governor said as he clutched the hand of his wife, Ann.
The figure dwarfed the $2 million estimated to have been raised by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the $1 million raised by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also have created 2008 exploratory committees.
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