$100 million Romney outraises Obama


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney raked in more than $100 million in fundraising in July, widening the cash advantage he enjoys over President Barack Obama, who garnered over $75 million.
The presumptive Republican nominee pulled in $101.3 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee, the Romney camp said in a statement exactly three months before Americans go to the polls.
Romney and the RNC now have around $185.9 million of cash on hand to throw into campaign advertising and grassroots get-out-the-vote efforts in the intense final months of the campaign to deny Obama re-election in November.
Obama, once the champion fundraiser, was outpaced for the third straight month by Romney. His camp revealed its own July fundraising numbers on Twitter, saying the president had made more than $75 million from 761,000 donors. The president’s campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One that Obama always expected to be outraised by Romney, but said the focus was on building the biggest grass roots political campaign in history.
“We know we’re going to be outspent. That’s a reality,” she said. “We know they may have more resources on the air, but we have a message and a plan that we think is going to translate better for middle-class voters and people who are deciding in November who they want to support.” The president was already getting to work on his August fundraising figures on Monday, with two campaign fundraisers in Connecticut.