This is more great news, also something else for Obama to whine and complain about:
(CBS News) While word trickled out last week that Mitt Romney was set to announce a $100 million fundraising month in June, official word came out Monday: he and the RNC actually raised $106.1 million in June for his election.
The Obama campaign, in turn, announced they and the Democratic Party pulled in $71 million, the second month in a row they were outraised by their Republican rival.
“It was our best month of this election so far,” Obama campaign Chief Operating Officer Ann Marie Habershaw wrote in an email to donors.
“But we still got beat — and not by a little bit,” she continued.
Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul said in a statement Monday, “This month’s fundraising is a statement from voters that they want a change of direction in Washington.”
“In the months to come, these resources will be crucial to highlighting the difference between President Obama’s broken promises and Mitt Romney’s plan to get America on the right track again,” Saul said.
The Romney campaign says it and its joint RNC committee had at least $160 million in the bank as of June 30. The Obama campaign didn’t say how much they and the joint DNC committee have on hand, however, at the end of May, they had $147 million.
For months, the Obama campaign has said they’d be outspent by Romney and the Republicans, pointing specifically to “super PACs”, which can raise unlimited amounts of money independent of the campaigns. Republican-leaning “super PACs” have raised millions more than Democratic-backed “super PACs” this cycle.
“If we lose this election, it will be because we didn’t close the gap enough when we had the chance,” Obama campaign COO Habershaw’s email added.