For 2nd Straight Month, Romney Breaks $100M Mark

Raises $101.3M in July
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2012 6:50 AM CDT
Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after he campaigned at McCandless Trucking in North Las Vegas, Nev., Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney set a fundraising record when he broke the $100 million mark in June—and last month, he hauled in a very notable amount once again. His campaign and the Republican National Committee broke the $100 million mark for a second time, bringing in $101.3 million, Politico reports. That's not quite June's number—that was $106.1 million—but it will almost certainly keep him ahead of President Obama in terms of cash-on-hand. Romney's campaign, the RNC, and the Romney Victory Fund have a total of $185.9 million in cash reserves between them.

No word on July fundraising numbers from Obama yet, but the Republicans beat the Democrats in May and June fundraising; last month, Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $71 million. The president will get at least $2.5 million today at two fundraisers, USA Today notes; one of them is co-hosted by Hollywood bigwigs including Harvey Weinstein, Aaron Sorkin, and Anne Hathaway.

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