Romney Campaign And RNC Raise $100 Million In June

The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee had quite a successful fundraising drive in June:

TheRomney campaign, along with its Romney Victory fund and the Republican National Committee, raised more than $100 million in June, obliterating the campaign’s goal and setting the one-month record for any Republican campaign, according to a GOP official.

Now-President Barack Obama raised $150 million as he was surging in September 2008, the record month for any campaign.

The Romney campaign outraised Obama in May — taking in $77 million, compared with $60 million for the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The Romney campaign says much of the June haul came from new donors, with states from coast to coast out-performing their targets.

New York was a gold mine for Romney, and Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio all dramatically exceeded expectations.

No word on the numbers for Obama and the DNC yet, but it would appear that the Republicans are not going to have the fund raising disadvantage that many had assumed they would have.

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  1. superdestroyer says:

    Maybe after Romney loses badly everyone will be forced to accept the idea that money does not really affect politics that much. When compared to demographics, money is insignificant. That will why the Democrats spend all of their media time complaining about politics while putting all of their effort into changing the demographics of the U.S.

  2. Marla Hughes says:

    What’s great is most of Romney’s donations, especially recently, has come from small donors, many of them from small business owners who ACA scares the bejeezus out of.

  3. Speaking of money, there are some interesting things trending in Mitt’s tax story. Apparently some of those caribbean investments just “showed up” in recent returns, and weren’t there in years before. That’s interesting. I wonder if there are any shoes to drop.

  4. SKI says:

    With all the Super-PAC money, who in their right mind thought Romey would ave a money disadvantage?

  5. Tsar Nicholas says:

    This shouldn’t surprise anybody. Romney is a much better general election candidate than a GOP primary candidate, and the reality is that once you break outside of certain demographic bubbles the Obama presidency has been a disaster of epic proportions.

    That said, however, Romney’s got a very tough row to hoe. For obvious reasons.

  6. @Tsar Nicholas:

    That stream of consciousness blather makes me lol. I won’t down-vote such comedy.

    (I particularly like the contradiction between “disaster of epic proportions” and “very tough row to hoe.”)

  7. al-Ameda says:

    It’s amazing how many people hate Obama so much that they’re willing to contribute money to a candidate who made his fortune by acquiring companies, stripping away assets, and laying off American workers.

  8. Franklin says:


    money does not really affect politics that much

    If you say so.

  9. An Interested Party says:

    I particularly like the contradiction between “disaster of epic proportions” and “very tough row to hoe.”

    Oh, you know how that goes, don’t you? To certain people, no matter how horrible the President is, he is enabled by the media, the universities, Hollywood, and minorities, among others…it’s just so damn unfair that Romney doesn’t have these built-in constituencies…we should shed a tear for him…

  10. swbarnes2 says:

    @john personna:

    (I particularly like the contradiction between “disaster of epic proportions” and “very tough row to hoe.”)

    I liked the part where everyone who’s not a white male is a “demographic bubble”.

    Because everyone knows if one only counts “real” Americnas, Rmoney wins by a landslide. Obama wins only on the technicality of including all the rest of the American voting population.

  11. Racehorse says:

    This money thing is getting out of hand. If that much can be raised in one month for a politician’s campaign, then we should have easily raised enough money to build the Collider in this country.