Obama's $75M July Haul Short of Romney's—Again

Behind for 3rd straight month
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2012 10:07 AM CDT
Obama's $75M July Haul Short of Romney's—Again
President Barack Obama talks about taxes, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in the Old Executive Office building of the White House complex in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama's campaign raised $75 million in July, it tweeted—some $25 million short of Mitt Romney's haul. That's the third straight month in which Romney has outraised Obama, and Politico notes that Romney could stop fundraising completely and still have $60 million in monthly spending money until the election. The Obama campaign said 201,000 first-time donors (who hadn't contributed in 2008, either) donated last month, and that 98% of donations were "$250 or less." The average donation: $53.49, the campaign tweeted. (More President Obama stories.)

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