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Romney campaign, RNC raise over $100 million in June

By Doug Powers  •  July 5, 2012 08:01 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

My email in-box is bracing the impact of another wildly exaggerated but inevitable “we will be out-spent” missive.

From Politico:

The Romney campaign, along with its Romney Victory fund and the Republican National Committee, raised more than $100 million in June, obliterating the campaign’s goal and setting the one-month record for any Republican campaign, according to a GOP official.

Now-President Barack Obama raised $150 million as he was surging in September 2008, the record month for any campaign.

The Romney campaign outraised Obama in May — taking in $77 million, compared with $60 million for the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The Romney campaign says much of the June haul came from new donors, with states from coast to coast out-performing their targets.

The Obama campaign hasn’t yet released their June numbers, but this response to Romney’s haul included a disparaging term used to describe the healthcare-challenged folks they formerly referred to as “uninsured Americans”:

Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign national press secretary, issued this statement after POLITICO reported the $100-million month: “Mitt Romney is trying to distract from a week when he took contradictory positions on the freeloader penalty in the Affordable Care Act and we learned more about his offshored finances in Switzerland, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands.

Why didn’t they use the term “freeloader” (or “free rider”) before the law was passed and enacted?

On the latter charge of offshored finances, President Obama has dispatched George Clooney to Geneva to get to the bottom of Romney’s alleged offshored finances bring home sacks of cash from American expats in Switzerland.

Dems are also countering the Romney fundraising boon by raffling off a cup of coffee with Joe Biden and lunch with Debbie Downer.

**Written by Doug Powers

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