Surging Romney Cash Race Nearly Ties Obama in April
Mitt and RNC raise $40.1M
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2012 6:40 AM CDT
In this combo made from file photos, President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, on April 25, 2012, left, and Mitt Romney speaks in Wilmington, Del. on April 10, 2012.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – After months of trailing President Obama’s fundraising, Mitt Romney almost caught up last month. Together with the RNC, he raised $40.1 million, just under Obama’s $43.6 million raised in combination with the DNC. Romney’s huge fundraising improvement—he raised just $12.6 million in March—can be attributed to the fact that he drew more donors to him by seemingly securing the GOP nomination, as well as the fact that the party itself can receive larger donations, the New York Times reports.

And that amount could be even higher this month: An aide notes that Romney and the RNC announced their joint “Victory” campaign on April 4 but did not hold an event together until April 14. Romney has a long way to go—at the end of March, Obama had 10 times Romney’s cash on hand—but he will also have help from super PACs and other outside groups, which Democrats fear will give him the money advantage. (And Obama’s April haul represented a $10 million drop from March.)

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May 17, 2012 9:27 PM CDT
I can understand Mitt Romney wanting to leave Mr Wrong,i mean Wright out of his race ads,Romney am sure wants to win with honor and without the trash of Wrights past hate speeches getting in the middle of everything.But on the other hand,there is plenty to use against Obama in an honest way to show people the truth.I do not consider Wright a preacher just because he goes by the title,You have to be a man of God and go by the word of God to start with to hold any water.Their are plenty of so called preachers trying to make their own bible ways,they are false prophets.Which teach a lie!
May 17, 2012 9:03 PM CDT
Romney should not have any problem beating Obama! none at all! Romney seems to want to run this race in a nice well mannered way, it seems with very little waves,But he needs to realize that this is not going to be a nice race and Obama does not play fair.Romney needs to use Obama's failures against him! He has to fight! be bold! Obama has failed in many ways! Its time to bring these things to surface for all people to see the people can vote with wisdom.This is not about being friends! this is about protecting a country from total fall out caused from Obama and his administration! It is going to be fight! so start fighting for America and all Americans! and do not let Obama gain any ground in any way.
May 17, 2012 8:13 PM CDT
I recall Romney saying something along the lines "In order to get that kind of cash, you have to cozy up to all the special interests who can go out and fundraise for you. And that's going to affect the way you're going to vote." Does anyone seriously trust this guy? Didn't get the quote exactly right but here's the vid. He says it around 2:20.: