Romney raised $100 million in June
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.
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.