Mitt Romney raised more than $100 million in June
By Aaron Blake,
Mitt Romney’s campaign and affiliated GOP committees raised more than $100 million in June, according to a Republican National Committee official. That’s Romney’s best month of the 2012 campaign to date.
While neither the Romney campaign nor the RNC’s communications operation were willing to confirm the haul, which was first reported by Politico, Rick Wiley, the national party committee’s political director, sent out this tweet to President Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina and senior strategist David Axelrod.<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet tw-align-center”><p>.@<a href=”https://twitter.com/messina2012”>messina2012</a>, check this out bro, we raised north of $100 million in June.I’m assuming u & Axe will need beers 2night bro</p>— Rick Wiley (@rick_wiley) <a href=”https://twitter.com/rick_wiley/status/220965068853092352” data-datetime=”2012-07-05T19:39:12+00:00”>July 5, 2012</a></blockquote><script src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8”></script>
The $100 million apparently includes money raised for Romney’s campaign, the RNC and the “Romney Victory Fund,” a joint fundraising committee between Romney and the RNC.
Romney’s June haul easily trumps his previous fundraising best. He pulled in $77 million in May, outdoing Obama for the first time this campaign.
President Obama’s campaign has yet to announce its fundraising figures for last month, though most expect he will again be outraised. Romney has quickly been closing the fundraising gap since securing the Republican presidential nomination.
Obama holds the record for fundraising in one month, pulling in $193 million between his campaign and the Democratic National Committee in September 2008.
Fundraising reports aren’t officially due until July 20.