From U.S. News & World Report on August 16:
“Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson says he has reached one of his key objectives by raising more than $1.7 million with what his organizers called a ‘money bomb’ Monday.
“Johnson says he exceeded his announced goal of collecting $1.5 million, mostly within a 24-hour period. This should be enough to fund television ads in key states, strengthen Johnson’s organization and to some extent demonstrate that he has grassroots appeal. Most of his contributions were from small donors, Johnson advisers say. He hopes to create enough momentum to get into the main presidential debates this fall.”