Obama spends nearly $30 million more than Romney in June
July 20th, 2012
05:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama spends nearly $30 million more than Romney in June

(CNN) – Documents filed with the Federal Election Commission Friday show President Barack Obama's presidential campaign raised $46 million in June and spent $58 million.

Meanwhile, his Republican challenger Mitt Romney brought in $33 million through his campaign, and spent $27.5 million. The Republican candidate's spending last month was nearly doubled from in May, when his campaign spent just over $15 million.

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The filings from Friday indicated that the Romney campaign finished June with $22.5 million cash on hand, while Obama's campaign had $97.5 million in the bank.

Earlier this month both organizations released their joint fund-raising numbers with their respective party committees. Those figures showed the Republicans bringing in approximately $100 million, compared to the $71 million raised by Obama and the Democrats.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. jan

    Romney demonstrated today how he is a unifier not a divider – a leader not a dictator.... AND a compassionate man... not a robot with teleprompter!!!

    July 21, 2012 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  2. Name

    @Sniffit
    Ur so cute when u get all hypocritical and stuff.... :)

    July 21, 2012 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  3. Joan McGloin

    Obama and rhomney both spend million's on there campaign /men of the people their are people starving/no where to live /no job and they are spending million's what's wrong with this picture?

    July 21, 2012 04:03 am at 4:03 am |
  4. Anonymous

    Obama.you said that all americans will get heath insurance I was denided medicaid all we get is 698.00 a month we have 3 in the house they told me we have to much money to get insurance. I dont ask for much just alittle help to get some test done please help

    July 21, 2012 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Any one with BRAIN will vote for OBAMA12.

    July 21, 2012 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  6. Scott

    Once again OBama is trying to buy this election as he cannot run on his record. Rich fat cats that getting rich off of Obama stimuls spending in sourcing to sweat shops in China, Tiawan, and South Korea

    July 21, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  7. Jstic

    Looks like the Repubs are not going to be able to buy this one. Even thought the conservative majority in the SC wanted them to have that ability. I'm glad Scalia's court decision is backfiring on him, kudos to the American public who can see right through guys like him, Clarence(the pervert) Thomas, and his other buddies.

    July 21, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  8. Reggie19

    Romney should not show any more tax returns until Obama release his college transcripts. Democrats think that Romney is hiding something because he has not yet released more of his tax returns. Then pray tell me, what are they hiding when Obama has his transcripts sealed and will not release them. A fair exhange is a good gain. if you want something you have to give something back in return. Unseal those transcripts and Romney will release his tax returns.

    July 21, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  9. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Meanwhile, his Republican challenger Mitt Romney brought in $33 million through his campaign, and spent $27.5 million.◄

    Romney is spending LESS from his campaign because he is allowing his hidden PACs to spend more on his behalf because the lying behind all of those ads he is HOPING works better than the ads he would have to state "I'm Mitt Romney and I approve this message..."!! PahLeeeeezzzzeeee!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    July 21, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  10. Steve- Illinois

    Obama spending twice as much as Romney, and still it's a dead heat! After the convention, Romney will be able to spend the money he's been raising, and if the economy hasn't improved substantially, Obama will lose.

    July 21, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  11. You didn't build it

    More smoke and mirrors. Let's not talk about what's really affecting Americans; high unemoyment, skyrocketing federal deficit, falling dollar, Islamic radicalism spreading in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation in Iran. NO! Let's focus on tax returns, how those filthy stinking rich people are screwing the middle class. How Romney obviously hates women.

    July 21, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  12. anoel2005

    The Unions give Obama millions and he does their bidding.
    Obama never saw a private sector job he liked.
    That's why there is real unemployment of approx. 14% in this country.

    July 21, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
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