(CNN) - Game on.
Mitt Romney nearly matched President Barack Obama in April in the race for campaign cash.
The campaign of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee confirms to CNN that they and the Republican National Committee brought in $40.1 million last month, just shy of the $43.6 million the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised in April.
While the Obama/DNC fundraising figure in April was slightly down from their March figure, the $40.1 million brought in by the Romney team was a huge jump over its March haul, when Romney was still battling for the Republican nomination. Since then, his main rival for the nomination, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and another rival, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, suspended their campaigns, and Romney became the all-but-certain nominee. His campaign began joint fundraising with the RNC early last month, as donors began coalescing around the former Massachusetts governor.
In a statement set for release Thursday morning, the Romney campaign will report having $61.4 million cash on hand as of the end of April, and they will say 95% of last month’s donations were $250 or less. The Obama campaign did not release where its cash on hand stands in their Wednesday announcement, but as of the end of March the campaign had $104 million in the bank. The Obama re-elect says that 98% of its donations are $250 or less.
“We are pleased with the strong support we have received from Americans across the country who are looking for new leadership in the White House,” said Romney campaign finance chairman Spencer Zwick, in the statement.
The New York Times was first to report this story.