President Obama’s campaign raised $60 million in May for itself and Democrats, a jump from its April total of $43.6 million, the campaign tweeted this morning.
Mitt Romney, whose $40.1 million April take nearly matched Obama’s, has not yet announced his May total.
Romney’s April take was close to Obama’s even though Romney did not start raising money for Republicans – which allows him to ask donors for more cash – until partway through the month.
The Obama campaign said 98 percent of the donations received in May were for less than $250, and the average donation was $54.94.
The campaign boosts its small donor base by continually raffling off lunch or dinner with the president, a practice Romney has begun as well.