New York (CNN) – Mitt Romney will raise a whopping $5 million after a two-day fundraising swing in New York and New Jersey, according to his finance chairman, Spencer Zwick.
Despite the impressive haul, the host of the Thursday morning reception and owner of the New York Jets, Woody Johnson, warned donors that Republicans still have more work to do.
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"We're about half-way through our fundraising, and so if you feel tired now, you gotta go take a couple vitamins because we're gonna really have a strong push to the finish line. It's a little bit like chopping wood. You look over at your pile and you can actually see how it looks," Johnson said.
Romney's presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee collectively out-raised their Democratic counterparts three months in a row. They brought in more than $100 million in June and July, and team Romney announced it had $185.9 million cash on hand at the end of last month.
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.
According to a campaign aide, two New Jersey fundraisers in Lakewood and Rumson Wednesday evening brought in $1.5 million.
Zwick said they raised $1.5 million alone at the morning event held at 583 Park Avenue on the tony Upper East Side. More than 600 donors dished out $2,500 to attend the breakfast and some paid $10,000 for a photograph with the White House hopeful.
Zwick said, "We're not going to use the money on things that don't matter, we're going to use the money to win."
And Romney is expected to bring in another $2 million from two more events - in Manhattan and Short Hills, New Jersey - Thursday afternoon making for the $5 million total.
CNN's Gregory Wallace contributed to this report.
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