Cain received close to 49 percent of the vote, well ahead of rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.
Ron Paul's presidential campaign is expected to post more than $5 million in fundraising for the third quarter, which ends Friday, improving over the last reporting period and emphasizing that the Texas congressman should be able to continue in the presidential race as long as he would like.
"We will well exceed $5 million," campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said to Reuters.
While Paul's numbers are likely to trail frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry (Romney raised $18 million in the second quarter), Paul's haul is still the envy of many of the Republican candidates campaigning across the country. Herman Cain, whose campaign has gathered strength this week after a surprise victory in a Florida straw poll, raised only $2.5 million in the second quarter.
In the contest for conservative bona fides, Romney appears to have found a winning argument with foreign policy.
Romney topped Perry 51 percent to 17 percent as the Texas governor suffered his second straw poll defeat this weekend.
Issa's endorsement is one of the bigger congressional endorsements so far for Romney's campaign.
Thompson looks to be the GOP’s best hope for winning Wisconsin’s Senate seat, but he’ll face a tough primary challenge.
Ed Rollins said the Bachmann plan was to win Iowa and attract enough additional funding to stay in the race.
Democratic and Republican operatives say his record is a treasure trove for opposition researchers.
"Whoever wins that straw poll, they will be the next president of the United States," Gov. Scott told Fox News.
With anti-Washington fervor playing a huge role on the campaign trail,
Perry and Romney have
done little to court lawmakers.