Romney, a declared Republican presidential primary candidate, is seeing his donors also give money to, Fred Thompson, so far a non-candidate.
Now, it can be told — at least partly. A report filed this week with the Internal Revenue Service shows that of the $3.46 million that Mr. Thompson raised during June, very little came from donors who had previously given to the other Republican candidates. And when he did get money from donors who had already given to other campaigns it was most likely to have come from donors to Mr. Romney.
An analysis by The New York Times found that Mr. Thompson raised at least $134,000 from people who had given to Mr. Romney; at least $88,000 from people who had given to Mr. McCain, and at least $74,000 from people who had given to Mr. Giuliani. (More than a dozen donors gave to several candidates, and some gave to all four major Republican candidates.)