(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his allies raised nearly $85 million in August, outpacing Romney's haul in the month which saw both parties’ national conventions, campaign finance paperwork filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission showed.
Obama's campaign spent heavily in the month, too, with their haul of $84.8 million just surpassing their $83.7 million in August spending.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's latest campaign nightmare started four months ago. Hard as it is to believe, sometimes the stormiest campaign controversies take a while to make their way into the maelstrom.
On May 17th, at a fund-raiser in Boca Raton, Florida attended by donors who paid $50,000 a plate, Romney was asked how he's going to convince voters that they need to take care of themselves – instead of relying on the government. In one of those unvarnished moments, which high-rolling donors pay a lot of money to witness, Romney said nearly half the American electorate will vote for President Obama, no matter what. But he didn't stop there, and Mitt Romney may wish he had the next few seconds back.
Washington (CNN) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday put the brakes on efforts to make public the names of donors funding election "issue ads" from corporations and non-profit groups.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia let stand a federal rule allowing those groups to keep their financiers anonymous.FULL STORY
Ed. Note: Fortune’s Dan Primack has the first comments from Marc Leder, the private equity exec who hosted the Boca Raton fundraiser where the Mitt Romney video was recorded.
(FORTUNE) - Mitt Romney has spent the past day playing defense, after a video was released of the GOP presidential candidate disparaging 47% of Americans during a private fundraising dinner. Now the man who hosted the dinner, private equity executive Marc Leder, is speaking out.
On Tuesday, Mother Jones released the full tape of Romney's fund-raising, totally nearly 50 minutes. Watch the tape here.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Monday said his controversial statements caught on tape were "off the cuff" and "not elegantly stated," but he defended the main message of his remarks.
Romney took three questions in a brief press conference with pool reporters late Monday night in California, scheduled at the last minute in response to the release of secretly recorded video of the candidate speaking at a private fund-raiser in May.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and supporting committees brought in more than $114 million last month – the first time the incumbent has outraised his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney, since April.
Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced the figure for August late Sunday night.
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – Wall Street is on track to spend more on this election than it ever has during a campaign season.
With two months to go before Nov. 6, Wall Street firms have so far spent $164 million on campaigns and donations to political groups designed to influence the elections, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That puts the industry on pace to surpass the spending record of $170 million that it set during the 2008 race.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will visit one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the nation, and mingle with rich and famous, on Friday to raise campaign cash.
The vice president will attend two fund-raisers in Bridgehampton, one of the tony enclaves in the Hamptons on the East End of New York's Long Island, CNN confirmed.
New York (CNNMoney) – The Obama campaign announced Thursday that it will begin to accept donations via text message this week, marking the first move by a political campaign into fundraising territory pioneered by charities.
The system will allow cell phone users to make small donations - less than $50 at a time - to the Obama campaign via text message. The charge will be added to the user's monthly cell phone bill.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Mitt Romney, in remarks at a fund-raiser Tuesday, took a jab at President Barack Obama's campaign one day after financial filings revealed the president's re-election team had spent more money than it raised in July.
"We're a little wiser in our spending of dollars than the other side, apparently," Romney said, according to pool reports. "I'm not managing their campaign for them, but we're going to spend our money wisely. We're going to spend it to win."