Romney Raises Record $106.1M in June

Jul 9, 2012 8:13am
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The Romney campaign announced today that it raised $106.1 million in June, its best fundraising month to date.

The money was raised by Romney for President, Romney Victory and the Republican National Committee. The campaign reported having $160 million on hand at the end of the month.

June’s loot far exceeds May’s total of more than $76 million, out-raising the Obama campaign by $16 million.

The Obama campaign has not yet released its own fundraising numbers for the month of June.

“This month’s fundraising is a statement from voters that they want a change of direction in Washington,” said Romney Victory National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick in a statement. “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.”

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“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 events in Michigan on June 20 that Zwick said at the time were the most successful fundraisers to date, expected to take in a combined $8 million.

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

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

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

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