Wow. Romney outraises Obama by $35 million in June

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.

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  • Joe

    This calls for the !!!!

  • Patriot077

    The DNC may not be doing so hot compared to the RNC but Zero’s super pacs are rolling in dough from what I’ve been reading. I hope the Reeps aren’t feeling too comfortable about their funding.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      That’s what I’ve read, as well. That’s why I really don’t put a whole lotta stake into what Romney himself brings in. It’s good news; but it doesn’t reflect money spent by other sources.

  • FutureOnePercent

    And now we see the advantage of having a base that works for their money vs a base that sits around and waits for their check in the mail.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Excellent observation!

      Maybe Obama’s next plea will be to encourage people to send their food stamps to his campaign.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      Well stated, Future1.

      I was gonna say, looks like O’s base has run out of money [and/or just run out].

      • FutureOnePercent

        Especially after he sold out the low-income black community and traded them in for the rich white homosexual crowd. I thought he would start bringing in the money after that move, but apparently not?

  • Could it be that more people are donating to Romney and his super PACs because they just don’t want four more years of Obama? Naaaa, couldn’t be that simple, right? Nope, the Democrats will blame it on racism, as they always do, or on those “evil” corporations, the same ones that donated to Obama in 2008 (like those on Wall Street) but got burned by Obama and now have decided to support Romney. We have to keep the momentum going if we want to win in November. Never let up the pressure on the liberals and make them bark like hungry seals for more cash. If we do that, we’ll win.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Nice to see. I can only imagine how things would have gone with a serious contender rather than Romney. Someone like Allen West, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, etc. If we had a serious contender with no baggage like Romney, I suggest that even more money would come in than just 35 million.

    The money isn’t coming in because it’s Romney… it’s coming in to beat Obama. But we’re stuck and this is encouraging.

    • Do you really think those you mentioned above have no baggage? The people had their opportunity to vote and Romney is who they chose. The votes showed no confidence in Bachman and the rest weren’t on the ballot. They didn’t offer themselves up for their country. You can only work with what you have and Romney is the guy. It is time to move on and accept the fact that we don’t always get what we want. Sometimes it is more important to remove the problem first then work on getting the better person in charge later.

      • Sober_Thinking

        It’s not bitter grapes I’m chewing on… IMO Romney was the absolute WORST candidate to be offered up by the GOP – just like McCain was in 2008. Remember, one of the worst GOP candidates ever (John McCain) beat Romney in 2008. None of the candidates who were running this year would have been my first pick.

        My point was simply that it will be tremendously harder for Mitt to rally conservatives, Tea Party patriots, Evangelicals and many Independent voters. He is tepid at best and offers lukewarm solutions to a country that craves and needs a REAL leader. If there was a more inspirational leader running, then the support would have been absolutely stellar, instead of just good.

        Romney has my vote because Obama is THAT bad… but he’ll never have my heart.

  • Nukeman60

    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‘ – CBS news

    The difference is Romney has it in the bank and Obama has it on a credit card.

    When Romney stated, after the Supreme Court ruling, that he was going to bring in about $100 million in June, the Obama campaign said they had raised that much too. Rather than giving Obama one’s wedding gifts (ie, gravy boats), they should donate a calculator to him, as his seems to have run out of wind-powered batteries.

  • susiepuma

    What’s the plastic kendoll flip flopper gonna do with all the money he’s receiving? Put in his off shore account? He’s already declared that the fraud is a ‘nice guy but in over his head’ (not gonna trash him), he can’t do ads against fraudcare because his little MA experiment was the father of the fraud’s plan, he’s never created an actual job (his company took over plants/companies that had already created the products and jobs – their job was to either make the plant/company more profitable by laying off workers, cutting unncessary products, etc. or else closing the plant/company down as unprofitable but not before dismantling it completely – that does not create jobs in my opinion. He will flip to say whatever his particular audience wants to hear …… stupid sheeple…

    I really don’t understand how a person who claims to be a ‘conservative’ can hold their nose & vote for this phony – he violates every principle and value that conservatives claim they adhere to – voting for flipper means violating those values and principles……. I don’t understand it….. I loathe the Dems and Repubs both – I am an Independent and I will vote Repub for elections because local races require an affliation to the major party in this country and because I vowed to never vote for another Dem for the rest of my life – one just has to say if they are R or D – same party…….

    I will not vote for flipper – he is just another PPC, Crony Capitalist, GOPE who thinks he is entitled to be President – guess the party is going along with this – it’s the Rep turn to run the country (except that the fix is already in – the flipper will not get his wish – guess the Mormon prophecy will be proven false again)………………………..

    Our Political representatives are supposed to be serving us – instead they are our masters and are telling us what to do……………………….. and nobody cares….

    • He’s a successful businessman-open your eyes. Is he a perfect candidate-NO-but he won’t destroy the very country that has helped him be a successful businessman. But we already know where Obama wants the country to be and that IS UNACCEPTABLE. It is time to grow up and stop fussing over what we didn’t get and help Romney take this country back.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    Romney can being in all the money he wants, if he is going to stand there spineless, he won’t get the vote anyway. worse year for us to have no good candidate. how people voted for this guy beyond me.Though I am waiting till the convention to see what happens.

    • kong1967

      I disagree. I think the anti-Obama vote is going to be extremely high. I’m not enthused about voting for Romney, but I will do it. I may look at Romney and say “flat”, but I look at Obama and say “end of our country”. No one is going to go vote for Obama just because Romney isn’t a strong conservative candidate, and I believe that most of those who say they will sit at home will go vote for Romney despite what they say.

  • kong1967

    Obama didn’t have a problem with the insane amounts of money in the campaigns when he was the only befefactor from it. He duped McCain into accepting the government financed campaign…whatever you call it. He was laughing all the way to the bank while he held up his middle finger to McCain saying “sucker!”. Table have turned and he cries about it now. Give it time and the Dems will try to make new campaign finance laws to where it crushes the Republicans’ funding and bloats the Democrats’ funding. They are crooks and don’t care about a level playing field.

    • bet he laughed even harder when he sponsored the senate resolution saying mccain was eligible due to citizen parents…

  • You can raise millions and millions but the fact remains that Mitt has to lay out his plan to the people and convince them sincerely that he has the stones to go against Obama.

    I don’t care about anything else except how Mitt will deal with Obama. If he can’t do that, we’re done.

  • PVG

    Obamacare: the Romney money bomb!

  • hongryhawg

    That sounds all fine and dandy, but the voter fraud will trump all those dollars.