Romney lands second $100 million month
August 6th, 2012
05:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney lands second $100 million month

(CNN) – The fundraising effort of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney brought in more than $100 million for the second month in a row, his campaign said Monday morning.

The $101.3 million haul is just shy of the campaign’s June fundraising, which reached $106.1 million.

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Romney's effort ended July with $185.9 million cash on hand, up from the $160 million in the campaign war chest at the end of June.

Both numbers include money raised by Romney's campaign, the Republican National Committee, and several state parties in a joint committee known as Romney Victory.

President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, raised $75 million in July, marking the third consecutive month the president has been outraised by his Republican challenger. Obama's similar alliance of committees raised $71 million in June.

Romney's campaign said nearly 95% of donations - some 600,627 - received in July were for $250 or less.

In July, Romney's fundraisers included one held in Jerusalem and attended by major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson.

In announcing the numbers, Romney Victory National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said, "We are honored to have the support of a broad spectrum of donors—independents, Democrats and Republicans—whose support of Governor Romney shows that he has the needed plan to jumpstart our economy and get the country on the right track again.

"We are well on track to raise the money to be successful in November," he continued.

Zwick and a couple members of his finance team joined Romney on the road last week, attending closed finance events in Reno, Nevada, as well as one in Sun Valley, Idaho where Romney picked up Clint Eastwood's endorsement. The fundraisers, having occurred in the first week of August, did not factor into July's numbers.

In Sun Valley, Romney's young finance chair spoke briefly about how the campaign has outraised the competition and has more cash on hand than the Obama team.

"I want you to know we're using this money very wisely," Zwick said before urging donors to help them "turn this campaign into a cause" by reaching out to their friends and colleagues across the country.

– CNN's Gregory Wallace and Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
soundoff (310 Responses)
  1. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Mitt the twit is toast no matter how much Koch brothers money he takes. He's not qualified to be President.

    August 6, 2012 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  2. Get Real

    100M twice? Wow, I guess it is only money.

    August 6, 2012 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  3. Miroslava

    Willard:

    Please reveal real names, e-mail addresses and profession of ALL your campaign donors, from $1.OO and up!

    Also: show us your tax returns!

    August 6, 2012 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  4. lahinirikoelias@yahoo.fr

    that means people believe in romney and ready to support him than obama.in other word it means a lot of people prefer to invest in romney than in obama.

    August 6, 2012 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  5. Marie MD

    According to Time manazine it will take the twit bully bishop $2.5 BILLION to buy his way to the White House and ruin the US beyond belief.
    If you people think war criminal #43 tanked the country this flip flopper will make sure everyone but the rich live well for years to come.

    August 6, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  6. Wake up people

    More outside money buying our Presidency. And still no taxes. God please bless us all.

    August 6, 2012 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  7. Zechariah14 third mishkan

    Ross Perot release his tax returns and he is a BILLIONAIRE and still did not win he won.
    nafta as a gift you romney will get booted the middle class is on too you they crunch the tax numbers and they vote for president Obama you lost buisness and jobs in Massachusetts how can you create
    12 million AMERICAN JOBS you did not create 12million jobs in Massachusetts from 2002 to 2007 former governor of Massachusetts go play with your danceing
    horses

    August 6, 2012 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  8. Anthony

    Romney can raise money. But he still needs to become a plausible candidate and find an economic plan in which the numbers add up, not a plan that is "mathematically impossible" and will increase the debt as well as the tax burden on the middle class. Romney will run hundreds of millions of attack ads, but it will not make a difference because he has no credible plan.

    August 6, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  9. eddhur

    go man go we need a change

    August 6, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    He didn't learn from Iowa of 2008. Huckabee beat him while raising and spending less money. It is going to be that Obama wins because Romney has a growing number of question about him. As was heard over the weekend about the growing number of negatives about Romney; that will hurt him now and on election day.

    August 6, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  11. Louisiana Man

    and thats from three wealthy contributors..

    August 6, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  12. keving

    It seems like every dollar raised from a billionaire is another nail in the coffin of democracy.

    August 6, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  13. Mike in Texas

    More money to spend on ads attacking Obama. If I were in a swing state I would shut off the TV for the next three months.
    Texas is still a red state so I don't have to be subject to him.

    All this money for a weak candidate. This guy should be 15 points up.

    August 6, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  14. Marry

    …$250 or less…???? That is the joke of the day! By the way, that is the only “rich” money the economy is going to get from the “creators”! No wonder Romney does not want to show his tax returns – if they can play with $$$$ like that!

    August 6, 2012 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  15. Crismn

    Better send them to Switzerland or they'll have to pay taxes!!!

    August 6, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  16. mb2010a

    A fool and his money...

    August 6, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  17. Chedar

    Romney is born to be a boss not a leader.

    August 6, 2012 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  18. Bob B

    There needs to be a limit of how much money people are allowed to raise to run for office. The fact that both Romney and Obama have raised these kind of numbers makes it look like the person that raises the most wins isn't right.

    August 6, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  19. John

    Romney, you can not buy this election. You will still lose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Show us the taxes

    August 6, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  20. JamesSC

    Now where are the TGOP fans who bashed the prez for his "billion dollar war chest"?? More billionaires donating to Mitt. They love their money and want more, more, more.

    August 6, 2012 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  21. JimfromBham

    I like Romney, but as a somewhat independent Republican, I am concerned with Romney + Tea Party.

    August 6, 2012 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  22. Justin

    All the money in the world couldn't buy Mitt a win in November. Pathetic candidate!

    August 6, 2012 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  23. Dave

    Looks like the rich are trying to buy this election to keep their taxes down. I hope they fail.

    August 6, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  24. Dog

    Who cares.... Obama

    August 6, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  25. jamie

    Uh, think what could be done with 183 million $$.

    August 6, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
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