Romney Zooms Past Obama Funds in May
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Supporters of Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee dug deeper than those pulling for Barack Obama in May.
The Romney campaign reported Thursday that it took in $76.8 million last month. That compares with a $60 million haul for the president in May.
"To them, whether they are Republican, Democrat, Independent, a first-time political donor, or a former Obama donor, this is not just a campaign; it's an opportunity for the country," said Spencer Zwick, Romney's national finance chairman, in an email to reporters. "It is clear that people aren't willing to buy into 'hope and change' again."
The campaign said it had about $107 million cash on hand and that it received 297,442 donations under $250 last month.
The latest report shows Romney's fundraising pool that may allow him to consistently match or surpass President Obama's exceptional fundraising efforts.
-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.
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