Conservatives say fundraising will be major challenge in crowded leadership race, expect multiple ballots
'When you’re in government, it’s a hell of a lot easier to have your followers cough up money,' says former Harper staffer.
It’s on: Conservatives, pictured top left and left to right, are registered candidates Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement, Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Deepak Obhrai, and Andrew Scheer, and declared or potentially interested candidates Brad Trost, Pierre Lemieux, Steve Blaney, Lisa Raitt, Erin O’Toole, and Kevin O’Leary. Dan Lindsay, Adrienne Snow, Chris Alexander, and Rick Peterson, not pictured, are also said to be interested. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright