Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Money Continued to Pour into Tory Coffers despite Losing Campaign

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Money Continued to Pour into Tory Coffers despite Losing Campaign

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Conservatives break fundraising record

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OTTAWA - The Conservatives lost votes, seats and power in last week's federal election, but they've retained -- at least for now -- the title of fundraising champion.

The party says it raised just over $10 million from July 1 to Sept. 30 -- the largest quarterly haul ever for any federal party.

The Conservatives beat the previous quarterly record -- $8.2 million raised by the Tories during the 2011 election campaign -- by a whopping 23 per cent.

The Liberals, who won the Oct. 19 vote, have yet to reveal how much money they raked in.

During the campaign, New Democrats boasted that they'd set a new record, raising just over $9 million in the third quarter.

However, the Conservatives have now surpassed the NDP take by more than $1 million. …

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