Obama's $75M July Haul Short of Romney's—Again
Behind for 3rd straight month
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 6, 2012 10:07 AM CDT
President Barack Obama talks about taxes, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in the Old Executive Office building of the White House complex in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – President Obama's campaign raised $75 million in July, it tweeted—some $25 million short of Mitt Romney's haul. That's the third straight month in which Romney has outraised Obama, and Politico notes that Romney could stop fundraising completely and still have $60 million in monthly spending money until the election. The Obama campaign said 201,000 first-time donors (who hadn't contributed in 2008, either) donated last month, and that 98% of donations were "$250 or less." The average donation: $53.49, the campaign tweeted.