Monday in politics: Obama heads to Connecticut to raise cash, and more

President Barack Obama heads to Connecticut on Monday afternoon to raise campaign cash. He'll deliver remarks at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and then head to film mogul Harvey Weinstein's home, where actresses Anne Hathaway and Joanne Woodward and writer Aaron Sorkin will be cohosts.

What's the expected take? $2.5 million, according to The Associated Press.

Campaign money will keep the political buzz going on Monday following the announcement overnight that Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised  $101.3 million in July. And, Reuters reports, the Romney campaign plans to announce on Monday that Romney, the RNC and state party participants have $185.9 million cash on hand.

Romney, meanwhile, has a day of private meetings planned at his New Hampshire vacation home. Could a running mate be on the agenda?

Also worth noting on Monday: The Muslim Public Affairs Council plans a press conference in front of the Republican National Committee headquarters to call on Romney to comment on Rep. Michele Bachmann's recent allegations that American Muslims are "infiltrating" the federal government.

And then there is this: The presidential election is three months from Monday.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Reuters, Associated Press

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