Momentum has not slacked for Mitt Romney and the RNC during the traditionally slow summer period. For the second straight month, the two combined to raise more than $100 million for the general election:
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign announced Monday that they had raised $101.3 million dollars in July.
The fundraising haul, from joint efforts between Team Romney and the Republican National Committee (RNC), marks the second straight month that they have passed the $100 million mark and is likely to intensify concerns among President Obama’s reelection team that they will be outpaced by the GOP’s fundraising push.
The July efforts leave the Romney campaign in strong shape with three months left until Election Day. The campaign, RNC and state party groups have $185.9 million cash on hand, said a statement touting the war chest.
A statement from Team Romney gave the breakdowns:
- Over $101.3 Million Raised In July
- 94.13% Of All Donations Received In July Were $250 Or Less
- $25.7 Million Raised By Donations Under $250 In July
- 600,627 Donations Received Under $250 In July
- Approximately $185.9 Million Cash On Hand
- Contributions Received From All 50 States And Washington, D.C.
I wonder how much of that came from DC? I’d guess less than 1/51st.
The $101.3 million total is slightly less than June’s $106 million haul, but that may reflect the lighter schedule around the Independence Day holiday, which fell on a Wednesday this year. It still outstrips Barack Obama’s fundraising from June by $30 million, and likely July, too. We’ll get a better idea of that later, perhaps this week, and perhaps once again in another desperation e-mail. Team Obama was already more than $20 million down on cash-on-hand after June’s numbers, and with their burn rate, even a showing of fund-raising parity in July would probably put them further behind the eight-ball.