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. Myviewis

    For a party that is not a rich party ( so say Democrats) Democrats are definitely richer than Republicans. Obama has collected way more money than Romney, thanks to rich Democrats, because it is definitely not a $10 donations. Wow, Democrats have a lot of cash to spare. Glad to see Democrats are doing well financially, maybe they could loan some money to Republicans.

    July 20, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. Miroslava

    Mittens is fiddling the money again!

    July 20, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  3. Don

    We can't let him buy this election!

    July 20, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  4. You People Aint Seeing Our Tax Returns

    How can any sane person compare Obama's campaign spending with Rmoney's without mentioning the zillion dollars being spent by pro-Rmoney super PACS? Give me a break!!!

    July 20, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  5. Logic N LA

    What happened to the outraising by Romney? I guess Obama can stil rase money without getting just one check.

    July 20, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. Miroslava

    Myviewis: You're not good at maths, are you?

    July 20, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "because it is definitely not a $10 donations."

    Obama consistently reports far FAR more small donations as contributing to his totals than does Mittens. In fact, if I remember correctly, Mittens has tried to steer clear of giving that kind of breakdown for that very reason. As far as loaning money to Republicans goes, I'd be glad to as soon as they show the fiscal responsibility and concern for their own financial well-being to stop voting for Repubilcans.

    July 20, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. TheVoice

    Concern / pity trolls are so amusing. Not. Obama is transparent with his donors but Mr. Etch A Sketch, Waffler, Wah Wah Teresa Heinz didn't have to so why should I Romney hides in the shadows.

    July 20, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  9. Dave

    man that would have fed a lot of Americans, but I guess that is our responsibility.

    July 20, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  10. Dave, Central Illinois

    And yet Romney and Obama are tied. It's going to take a lot more money for the Chicago thug to buy the election this time. Hope and somebody else's change is Obama's motto.

    July 20, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  11. Valentina

    @Don: "We can't let him buy this election!"
    _________

    Yeah, we can't let Obama buy this election! He bought it last time around and didn't work out well for the country.

    July 20, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  12. Getoverit

    It's ok this month that Obama spent more. Next month when Romney spends more, then it won't be ok.

    July 20, 2012 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  13. Larry L

    @Myviewis

    For a party that is not a rich party ( so say Democrats) Democrats are definitely richer than Republicans. Obama has collected way more money than Romney, thanks to rich Democrats
    ----------------------------------------------------–
    Republicans rely on a few billionaires to deliver a hateful and dishonest message designed to enrage their white, gullible, bigoted, and fearful base of Teavangelicals. It's the only way the 1% can win an election.

    July 20, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  14. Nodack

    How is it possible Obama raised so much?Republicans said all Democrats don't pay taxes and live off of welfare. If they are all bottom feeders how did they come up with all the cash or is it possible that Republicans are just full of BS?

    July 20, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  15. Joe

    Oduma spends more than he brings in. Just like his handling of the economy. Worst excuse for a president ever.

    July 20, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    I c a lot of idiots wrapped n morons on today.. i had hoped that they would stop believing everything there friends say and do their own homework.but sadly most of u dems cant or dont want truths . plz check facts before u write unlike most medias show your intelligents by learning .

    July 20, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  17. tracy

    Go Mr. President!!!! Luv ya!!!!

    July 20, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  18. Thomas

    @Miroslava
    Myviewis: You're not good at maths, are you?

    He can have his own view , with out the facts its irrelevant !

    July 20, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  19. exrepublican

    Myviewis, check the facts! Its not an issue of being rich. There are just thousansd and thousands of us giving $5, $10, $25 to keep the puppet out of the Whitehouse.

    July 20, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  20. rob

    Hmmm, Obama spends MORE than what he raises...Typical Liberal....

    Romney has raised more than Obama the past two months but has spent a lot less....I say he's getting ready for bombardment soon

    July 20, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  21. LIB

    ROmney only has 17 donors. Obama has millions. I would be willing to bet Obama's votes will outnumber Mitts

    July 20, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  22. 2020

    You watch how Casino, the wall street, the military contractor money flow into super pac... follow the money trail....you see where the election is going.

    July 20, 2012 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  23. Billy Jack

    NO amount of money will erase the fact that b. O. Appointed la raza vice president cecilia munoz to be his secretary of domestic policy, or hilda la raza solis to be secretary of labor. He appointed 44 la raza hispanics to key positions to shape national policy and further the cause of the illegal invasion

    July 20, 2012 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  24. MikeB

    No surprise. He's great at spending other people's money.

    July 20, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  25. C

    NO amount of money can erase the fact that b. O. Appointed la raza vice president cecilia munoz to be his secretary of domestic policy and hilda la raza solis to be his secretary of labor. he appointed 44 la raza hispanics to shape national policy and further the cause of the illegal invasion

    July 20, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
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