When you do an apple-to-apples comparison of presidential fundraising last month—donations to Obama vs donations to Romney—it seems that the Obama campaign came out on top, despite what reporters said at the time:
After all the reporting from a couple of weeks ago that Romney outraised Obama in May, well technically that isn’t correct. In the true apples-to-apples comparison for the campaigns, the Obama camp outraised the Romney camp last month, $39.1 million to $23.4 million. What’s more, the Obama camp has $109 million in the bank as of May 31, while the Romney camp has $17 million.
But where Team Romney outraised Team Obama was with the major party committees (the RNC’s $34.8 million vs. the DNC’s $20 million) and the victory funds. What’s going on here: A larger portion of the pro-Obama money is coming in the form of contributions to the campaign (where the maximum donation is $5,000), while a larger portion of the pro-Romney dough is coming from do
It’s still the case that Mitt Romney is a prolific fundraiser, and it’s still the case that—together with super PAC funds—Republicans might actually out-raise and out-spend the presidential reelection effort. Still, at this point in time, contra the reports of last month, the advantage is with Team Obama.
You need to be logged in to comment.
(If there's one thing we know about comment trolls, it's that they're lazy)