Team Mitt: $76.8M Team Obama: $60M

Romney trounces president in May fundraising
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2012 12:02 PM CDT
Mitt Romney speaks in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – The first month of head-to-head fundraising between Mitt Romney and President Obama is in the books, and you can score one for the Republican. Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $76.8 million in the month, compared to about $60 million for Obama and the DNC, reports the New York Post. The GOP says 93% of its haul came from donors giving less than $250.

Politico adds a little perspective: Democrats expected Romney to ramp up fundraising after clinching the nomination, "but the speed with which he has done it has been impressive—and, to some Obama allies, alarming, especially considering how much air support he'll be getting from deep-pocketed outside groups." (Read more Mitt Romney 2012 stories.)

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