Romney Campaign Reports Raising Record-Breaking $106.1M in June


Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Romney campaign announced on Monday that it raised $106.1 million in June, marking its best fundraising month to date.

The money was raised by three entities: Romney for President, Romney Victory and the Republican National Committee.

The campaign also reported having $160 million on hand at the end of the month.

Last month’s loot far exceeds that of May, when the campaign raised more than $76 million, out-raising the Obama campaign effort by $16 million.  The Obama campaign has yet to release its own fundraising numbers for June.

Romney Victory National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said in a statement, “This month’s fundraising is a statement from voters that they want a change of direction in Washington.  Voters of all stripes — Republicans, Independents, and Democrats — have made it clear that President Obama has not lived up to the promises of his last campaign.”
“Our June fundraising is a sign that voters are fed up with President Obama’s failure to fix our economy and want a change of direction,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.  “While President Obama thinks that the private sector is ‘doing fine,’ millions of Americans are struggling to find work, pay their bills and stay in their homes.”

Romney spent a significant amount of time fundraising in June, including two fundraisers in Michigan on June 20 that Zwick said at the time were the most successful fundraisers to date.  They are expected to take in a combined $8 million.

A two-day swing in Texas in June was also expected to be highly lucrative, as was a similar swing in Southern California.

The Romney campaign also noted that of the $106 million raised, $22.3 million was raised by donations of under $250 — about 94 percent of all donations.

Contributions were made from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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