GOP Record: Romney Raises $100M in June

Amount breaks party mark for monthly campaign donations
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2012 2:55 PM CDT
GOP Record: Romney Raises $100M in June
Mitt Romney during a campaign event in Sterling, Virginia, last month.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney had a very good June: His campaign raised more than $100 million in the month to set a Republican fundraising record, reports Mike Allen at Politico. President Obama's camp hasn't released numbers yet, but it's a safe bet that Romney will end up on top for the second straight month. States going above and beyond for Romney included New York, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio.

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Romney reportedly raised about $7 million in one day alone at a pair of events in Michigan, notes CNN. And the ObamaCare ruling inspired nearly 50,000 people to contribute $4.6 million within 24 hours of the decision on June 28. Though the $100 million figure is impressive, it falls short of the $150 million overall record—set in September 2008 by Obama. (Read more Mitt Romney 2012 stories.)

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