Romney Brings in 2nd $100 Million Month
By CNN Political Unit
(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.
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.
If President Barack Obama raised less than Romney in July, it would mark the third consecutive month he has been outraised by his Republican challenger.
Obama’s similar alliance of committees raised $71 million in June, the last numbers available. Campaign finance reports for July are not due until later in the month.
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.