RNC raised $34 million in May, DNC raised $20 million
June 20th, 2012
10:04 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC raised $34 million in May, DNC raised $20 million

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee brought in $34 million last month, marking the best May in the RNC's history, according to an official with the group.

In total, the RNC has raised $81.3 million in 2012. The group said Wednesday they surpassed their entire 2011 fund-raising figure in mid-June.
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Miriam Adelson gets a refund
June 20th, 2012
08:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Miriam Adelson gets a refund

Washington (CNN) - It is not your typical refund.

Miriam Adelson, the wife of Nevada casino mogul and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson, got a $5 million refund for one of her contributions to Winning Our Future, the super PAC that almost single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich's campaign alive by running millions of dollars in ads on his behalf.
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Filed under: 2012 • Las Vegas • Newt Gingrich
Tweet of the Day: Different Mitts
June 20th, 2012
07:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the Day: Different Mitts

(CNN) – Josh Romney, son of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, tweeted from the bathroom on Conan O'Brien's set Wednesday. A mock list of rules included the stipulation: "No TP Mitts."

Mitt Romney's five sons are headed to Conan O'Brien's couch Wednesday for their first joint television interview of the 2012 presidential campaign. Conan’s late-night show airs on CNN's sister network TBS at 11 p.m. ET.


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Romney set for biggest fund-raising day yet
June 20th, 2012
07:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney set for biggest fund-raising day yet

Orlando (CNN) - Mitt Romney was expected to raise the largest amount of any single day in his campaign Wednesday with a pair of fund-raisers in his home state of Michigan, Campaign Finance Co-Chair John Rakolta said.

"Tonight, and today, we will exceed every single event that has been held for Gov. Romney from the beginning of the campaign," Rakolta said at the beginning of a fund-raiser in Troy, Michigan. "So we have set a new record tonight in terms of fundraising. Only probably to be beat later this summer, so I'll come back and see you again in the fall."

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
Obama campaign: Setting expectations for a brawl
June 20th, 2012
06:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign: Setting expectations for a brawl

Washington (CNN) - Top aides to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign say they don't buy a new Bloomberg poll that indicates Obama leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 13 points.

"We got the race we expected," one top aide said, describing "a close race" that will remain that way up until Election Day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Pro-Obama super PAC raises $4 million in May
June 20th, 2012
06:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC raises $4 million in May

Washington (CNN) – Priorities USA Action, the independent super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election bid, raised $4 million in May and more than $40 million this election cycle, a spokesperson with the group said Wednesday.

The $4 million haul in May is a higher total for Priorities USA than April, when the group brought in $1.6 million, and March, when they raised $2.5 million. The super PAC said Wednesday that fund-raising for June already appears to be outpacing May.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Priorities USA
June 20th, 2012
06:25 PM ET
2 years ago

DNC Chair: Republicans are on a witch hunt

(CNN) - The head of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday hit back against claims the Obama administration is using executive privilege to cover up facts in the so-called Fast and Furious case.

"It's clear that this is nothing more than a political witch hunt to distract from the fact that Republicans in Congress have no interest in focusing on what we need to focus on, which is jobs and the economy," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Justices' finances show overseas travel, book royalties, gifts
June 20th, 2012
05:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Justices' finances show overseas travel, book royalties, gifts

Washington (CNN) - From five continents to nearly three dozen states, the justices of the Supreme Court remain busy travelers, and relatively well off financially.

Eight of the nine members of the high court released their annual financial disclosure forms Wednesday, showing book income for Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer, and some unusual gifts to Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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More than $60 million raised in support of Obama's re-election
June 20th, 2012
05:50 PM ET
2 years ago

More than $60 million raised in support of Obama's re-election

Washington (CNN) - The Obama re-election campaign and a separate party committee supporting its effort raised $63.6 million in May, according to financial disclosure reports filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.

Romney's campaign reported in its FEC filing raising $23.4 million and having just under $17 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Obama campaign says it will be out-raised in June
June 20th, 2012
05:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign says it will be out-raised in June

Washington (CNN) - The big bucks being raised by Mitt Romney and the pro-Republican independent groups aiding his bid for the White House are a major concern, say top members of President Barack Obama's re-election team.

And one of the officials says he expects Romney's GOP presidential campaign to bring in $100 million in June, out-raising the Obama campaign for a second straight month.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama
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