(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s campaign outraised President Obama’s re-election effort in July for the third straight month, according to totals reported by both campaigns Monday.
Romney for President, the Victory Fund and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a combined $101.3 million last month, marking the second-best fundraising month to date. In June, the Romney campaign raised $106.1 million.
The joint fundraising effort also reported having $185.9 million cash on hand.
In comparison, Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and affiliated committees raised $75 million in July, the president’s campaign tweeted Monday. The Obama campaign said 761,000 people donated in July, 201,000 of whom were first time donors. The average donation was $53.49.
“We are honored to have the support of a broad spectrum of donors — Independents, Democrats and Republicans — whose support of Governor Romney shows that he has the needed plan to jumpstart our economy and get the country on the right track again. We are well on track to raise the money to be successful in November,” Romney Victory National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said in a statement.
“Americans are clearly looking for a change in the White House,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus added. “While President Obama claims that his economic plan ‘worked,’ the American people know that his policies haven’t worked and he has failed to fix our economy. Mitt Romney has a plan that will create jobs, grow the economy, and build a stronger middle class — that is why he is seeing such strong support.”
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