Romney raised $100 million in June

Rick Moran
No wonder President Obama was pleading with donors from Air Force One to give cash "now." Romney's campaign has raised more than $100 million for the month of June, possibly blowing Obama out of the water.

The Hill:

A senior Republican official said the Mitt Romney campaign raised over $100 million in June.

Rick Wiley, the GOP's national political director, made the claim in a tweet sent to Obama campaign director Jim Messina and senior campaign advisor David Axelrod.

".@Messina2012, check this out bro, we raised north of $100 million in June," Wiley said. "I'm assuming u & Axe will need beers 2night bro."

An email to the Romney campaign to confirm the amount has not been returned.

The $100 million includes contributions made to a joint fundraising committee made up of the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee. The Obama campaign has not released its June fundraising numbers yet, but the eye-popping Romney figure will keep the pressure on the president to keep up.

Romney outraised Obama by $17 million in May. It was the first time he had done so, and at the time, the Obama campaign said it was a fluke due to it being the first month the Romney campaign and the RNC could jointly fundraise.

Obama holds the record for a month, raising $193 million in September of 2008.

That $100 million will come in handy. But will it help Romney come up with a coherent message on Obamacare? All the money in the world won't help that come to pass, But once the candidate decides whether the mandate is a tax or a penalty, at least he'll have the cash to inform the American people.


No wonder President Obama was pleading with donors from Air Force One to give cash "now." Romney's campaign has raised more than $100 million for the month of June, possibly blowing Obama out of the water.

The Hill:

A senior Republican official said the Mitt Romney campaign raised over $100 million in June.

Rick Wiley, the GOP's national political director, made the claim in a tweet sent to Obama campaign director Jim Messina and senior campaign advisor David Axelrod.

".@Messina2012, check this out bro, we raised north of $100 million in June," Wiley said. "I'm assuming u & Axe will need beers 2night bro."

An email to the Romney campaign to confirm the amount has not been returned.

The $100 million includes contributions made to a joint fundraising committee made up of the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee. The Obama campaign has not released its June fundraising numbers yet, but the eye-popping Romney figure will keep the pressure on the president to keep up.

Romney outraised Obama by $17 million in May. It was the first time he had done so, and at the time, the Obama campaign said it was a fluke due to it being the first month the Romney campaign and the RNC could jointly fundraise.

Obama holds the record for a month, raising $193 million in September of 2008.

That $100 million will come in handy. But will it help Romney come up with a coherent message on Obamacare? All the money in the world won't help that come to pass, But once the candidate decides whether the mandate is a tax or a penalty, at least he'll have the cash to inform the American people.