Romney Campaign Outraises Obama by $35 Million in June

More

The vast gulf will heighten panic among Democrats about being swamped by the Republican nominee and his allies.

romneyretreat.banner.jpg
Associated Press

The Romney campaign drastically outraised the Obama campaign by $35 million in June, marking the second month where the campaign and the Republican National Committee drew in more money.

On Monday, the campaign announced that both it and the RNC raised $106.1 million in June, and also has about $160 million cash on hand. The Obama campaign, in an email to supporters, said that it and the Democratic National Committee raised just $71 million in the same month.

"If we lose this election, it will be because we didn't close the gap enough when we had the chance," said Ann Marie Habershaw, the campaign's chief operating officer said in the email, according to TPM.

About 537,000 donations to Romney were less than $250, according to the campaign, for a haul of $22.3 million from small donors.

"This month's fundraising is a statement from voters that they want a change of direction in Washington," Romney National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said in a statement. "Voters of all stripes -- Republicans, independents, and Democrats -- have made it clear that President Obama has not lived up to the promises of his last campaign."

In May, Romney and the RNC raised $77 million, compared to the $60 million that the Obama campaign raised.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Matt Vasilogambros and Jonathan Miller are staff reporters on the Daily Briefings Team at National Journal.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In