Ohio Gov. John Kasich celebrates his Ohio primary win in Berea, Ohio, on March 15. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich pulled in only $3.4 million for his presidential bid last month, leaving him with just $1.25 million as he headed into the March primary contests, new Federal Election Commission filings show.

The Republican spent $3.6 million in February, more than he raised, a rate that puts him on track to quickly run out of cash unless his fundraising ramps up significantly. In all, he has collected $12 million since jumping in the race last year -- about the same amount that Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) raised just last month.

Kasich picked up the support of some top Republican bundlers in recent days, including billionaire Robert Day, Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso, Northern Virginia fundraiser Bobbie Kilberg and Richard Roeder, a California venture capitalist.

But he remains dependent on his allied super PAC, New Day for America, which raised $6.7 million through January.

Anu Narayanswamy contributed to this report.