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Romney Fundraising Nearly Matches Obama’s

by Keith Koffler on May 17, 2012, 7:41 am

Mitt Romney raised $40.1 million in April, just a little bit shy of the $43.6 million raised the same month by President Obama, the New York Times reports.

Romney’s take is a huge $12.6 million step up from his March fundraising total, while Obama’s represents a nearly $10 million decline.

Romney could easily have eclipsed Obama in April except for a technicality. Romney’s emergence as the presumptive GOP candidate in April made him able to raise money jointly with the Republican National Committee, in the same way Obama does with the Democratic National Committee. Donations to the RNC and DNC are capped at a higher total, but Romney didn’t hold his first combined event with the RNC until April 14.

Money raised by the candidates for the DNC and the RNC is almost indistinguishable from money raised for themselves, since both of the party committees plan to spend nearly all of their money on the presidential race.

Romney’s now proven ability to fundraise in the same league as Obama and the proliferation of well-financed GOP Super-PACs suggests that Republicans should have no fear of repeating the 2008 debacle of being vastly outspent by Obama.

Romney is also not fairing too poorly in the “man of the people” race, as his campaign says that 95 percent of his donations were for $250 or less.

The Obama campaign said 98 percent of its donations were for less than $250.

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Just2old May 17, 2012 at 8:05 am

This is great news for Gov Romney and the GOP. I’m looking forward to more “obama in his own words” ads.

alt May 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

Get news! I will be writing him a check today!
GO ROMNEY!

rick3262 May 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

Plus 95% of the donations to Obama for $250 or less were no doubt from people no longer living.

Mike May 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

Well they vote don’t they! Shouldn’t they be able to donate too! :D

Chouhouin May 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

And collect welfare checks!

Dunce Biden May 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

I donate $3, $5, or $10 to Mitt whenever I can afford it. $ is tight, but I know that I can’t afford not to donate to Mitt, as 4 more years of Obama would be the end of America as I know it. We would never recover from another 4 years of Obama the country destroyer.

Jon Richards May 17, 2012 at 9:33 am

I do to. The most I have sent is $50.00. That was a while back. I try to
spend less on myself so I can send it to him. I like his web site and he has a
suggestion box where you can tell him what your thinking and what is most
important to you. It is not a blog or like “fast Note”.

Romney 2012

YES WE CON! May 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

Does “man of the people” mean “man of the American people” with Obama?
I think NOT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHAM3hRI8_Y

damian May 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

This is one “wise Latino” that is praying for a sweep of the senate, house and the Presidency.

President Obama needs to be retired so that America and once again be the shinning light of the world

m1kael May 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

And to think that Mitt hasn’t had to pander to any fringe groups to do it either. Unlike his O-ness who has worn out a few sets of knee pads servicing special interest groups trying to keep them happy and safely in the corral for him.

Steve May 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

I think we should deduct from Obama’s $43.6 all the costs associated with his travel, secret service, etc. while he’s campaigning all over the country on the taxpayers’ dime. We should also factor in the “opportunity cost” of Obama preparing for and conducting all these events instead of spending that time focusing on solving real problems and getting Americans back to work. He would have a net negative balance in his account, but that’s par for the course.

Richard May 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

Jimmy Carter 2.0 is toast

The crime syndicate otherwise known as the Democrat party will be out of control by January. Our four year nightmare is nearly over

srdem65 May 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

When people like me are living on a fixed income where every nickle and dime counts, it’s difficult to fathom that others have disposable assets so large that $40K spent for a 10 minute facetime with a politician is doable.

Hearing that MrMayer donated $1M of his personal funds to a political action group and others are doing the same is mindboggling and hard to comprehend. 50 million Americans are eating because of food stamps, 25 million people don’t have jobs, millions have lost their homes and yet the very wealthy give their money to politicians for a few moments of facetime or public notice or even a visit to the WhiteHouse.

Susan May 17, 2012 at 10:26 am

I’m with you srdem. The voices of the common man are snuffed out by the big money donors who can afford to buy their way into a meeting with the power brokers. I’m concentrating my efforts on electing constitutional conservatives to congress. If the Republicans don’t win the majority in the Senate there will be no recovery. As of now, all my meager donations are going to elect Ted Cruz as the new US senator from Texas.

Edward Boothe May 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

Do you remember when Obama said he wanted a “national security force”? Not the national guard, but a civilian one that has not sworn to uphold the Constitution? On July 2, 2008 in a speech in Colorado Springs, Barrack Obama called for a police state.
Here it is in his own words:

http://www.infowars.com/obama-just-got-his-private-army/

Why would he need his own private army? If he gets a second term, will he have his own army. Whether or not he gets it we will not know until the time comes, but from his own words in the above link, it is obvious to me that he would like to have it.

Have you ever seen the video of the officers of the Third Reich swearing allegiance to Adolph Hitler in 1934.. The oath pledged personal loyalty to the person of Adolf Hitler in place of loyalty to the constitution. Sound familiar?

We are on the verge of losing the greatest Republic in the history of the world. This election is going to be a choice between Communism and Freedom. PLEASE get out and vote and send Obama and Holder back to Chicago with the rest of the gangsters.. Turnout is the only thing that is going to prevent this from becoming a bankrupt Communist State, 25 trillion dollars in debt, within the next five years, As Ann Coulter said, Jeffery Dahmer would be better than what we have. In addition he will likely make three Socialist appointments to the Supreme Court. This is going to be the most important election in the history of the United States, and it is going to be so close, that turnout will determine if we remain free, or become a Communist state.

Radical anarchists and Communists such as David Axelrod, William Ayers, Saul Lewinsky, the “Rev” Wright and other ne’er-do-well’s, have been grooming Obama to take away the freedom of this country for 20 years.

Freedom is ALWAYS just one generation away from extinction—Ronald Reagan

Please email this to everyone you know. We must stop this tyranny.

mrunpc May 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

NOT ONE LIBERAL/LEFTIST/COMMIE/DEMOCRAT CAN PROVE THAT OBAMA IS A US CITIZEN, they can only demonize, trash, and seek to destroy/discredit those producing FACTS, DOCUMENTS, and HARD EVIDENCE to the contrary. AND THAT IS A FACT!!!

Thanks to a REAL American hero, we now know that we have a usurper in OUR White House. AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse’s MONTHS LONG investigation by EXPERTS IN THEIR PROFESSIONS has proven that BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is GUILTY OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. The ONLY reason he hasn’t been taken away in chains is the fact that he has his COMMUNIST comrades (Soros, etc.) completely controlling the US media. Just imagine if he were a Republican and tried to pull the greatest hoax in the history of the country?

View the full analysis of the FORGED/FRAUDULENT/FAKE BIRTH CERTIFICATE that Obama release in April of 2011:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/83609197/Mara-Zebest-s-Report-on-Barack-Obama-Long-Form-BC-to-AZ-Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-and-Cold-Case-Posse

View Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s complete March 1st press conference at http://www.wnd.com

http://www.zazzle.com/mrunpc
ANTI-Obama/Democrat/Commie/Union stickers, etc.

Jessie May 17, 2012 at 10:26 am

Romney needs to show the video of Obama calling President Bush unpatriotic because he increased the national debt 4T in eight years. Or that with Obamacare you can keep your current insurance if you like it. Or my personal favorite, “I will maintain the most transparent administration in the history of the presidency.” I could go on and on. The hypocritical nature of his words is astounding.
NØBAMA 2012

ArnoldLayne May 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

This is what I pointed out yesterday. Romney will be able to go -toe-to-toe with the misleading claims of the Obama campaign, due to his own $3 raffle tickets.
So, instead of donating $50 to Romney, donate $3, 17 times. You’ll the ’cause’ and have a better chance of lunching with the Romneys!!!!!

“Romney is also not fairing too poorly in the “man of the people” race, as his campaign says that 95 percent of his donations were for $250 or less.
The Obama campaign said 98 percent of its donations were for less than $250.”

Two Wolves May 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

I have to admit, the author writes much less openly biased pieces than WND.

amitorelocato May 17, 2012 at 10:45 am

And bet the money did not come from corrupted friends, like Obamas money.

FightingForAmerica May 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

ObamaMan

Sung to the tune of ‘The Candy Man’

Who can take nothing,
Spin it full of lies,
Covers it in bull crap,
So NBC falls in love,
ObamaMan, ObamaMan,
ObamaMan can, ObamaMan can,
ObamaMan can
‘cause he hides who he is
And says HIS ‘CHANGE’ is good….

Who hangs with a psycho Reverend,
Who hates white America,
Associates with radicals
That bombed our Capitol,
ObamaMan, ObamaMan,
ObamaMan can, ObamaMan can,
ObamaMan can
‘cause he spins and lies and hides,
And he does it oh so GOOD…

ObamaMan will tax,
EVERYTHING you make
And spend it on
Whatever HE wishes,
On socialist, Buy-A-Vote issues,
You wanted ‘CHANGE’,
So PAY UP, biatches!!!

Who can take OUR country,
And truly send it down the tubes
Sold his lies to hollowheaded Democrat rubes
ObamaMan, ObamaMan,
ObamaMan can, ObamaMan can,
ObamaMan can,
’cause he’s just a communist
And makes his lies sound good

And the country will be ‘good’,
Because Obama man will change it
As HE thinks it should!

America will truly live or die this fall….

YOU DECIDE.

csd May 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

Even little Barry’s money is starting to dry up. Send money to Mitt…you cannot afford not to.

Thundertoby May 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Even if you can’t afford to send money, defend your canidate. When you hear Liberal talking heads trying to spread more lies and deceit; repudiate them, belittle them, give them questions they can not answer. Is the President ready to make a certified copy of his birth certificate available? Jeez, a citizen has to have one of those now just to get a Drivers License. Overpower the voice of the Liberal machine with a voice of reason, fact, and evidence. Don’t let the stormtroopers of the Liberal 4th Reich trample us with their lies no more. Forward to victory in November!