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Romney Raised $106 Million In June; Obama Raised $71 Million

For the second month in a row, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney and his party have raised more money than the Democratic incumbent, President Obama.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on July 4 in Wolfeboro, N.H.
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Above: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on July 4 in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Romney and his fellow Republicans hauled in $106 million in June for his presidential campaign, well above the $71 million raised by the president's campaign and Democrats. Both campaigns released their fundraising figures for the month earlier today.

NPR's S.V. Date tells our Newscast Desk that the Romney total is "a new record for Republican presidential candidates" and suggests that the former Massachusetts governor "has been able to wipe out Mr. Obama's cash-on-hand advantage."

According to Politico, Obama campaign chief operating officer Ann Marie Habershaw says in an email to supporters that:

The good news is "June was our best fundraising month yet." The bad news is "we still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million."

In May, as we previously reported, "Romney and his fellow Republicans report raising more than $76 million last month, topping the $60 million collected by President Obama and the Democratic Party."

As Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz has reported, liberal superPACs that support the president are also lagging behind their conservative competitors.

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Peking_Duck_SD | July 9, 2012 at 9:17 p.m. ― 1 year, 9 months ago

What do you expect?

Willard is a multi-millionaire favoring policies that disproportionately assist fellow multi-millionaires who is jet-setting to multi-millionaire enclaves like the Hamptons where multi-millionaires pay top dollar to dine with multi-millionaire Willard and hear about his fab ideas for giving more millions to the millionaires.

Between the Koch brothers and that crazy old casino mogul in Vegas, Willard stands to collect nearly **half a billion dollars** from just **three** people.

By the way, it should be noted that the kooky old casino mogul:

(1) rakes in much of his fortune from overseas ventures in Macao, a popular gambling Mecca on the Chinese Coast that attracts many gambling tycoons from Red China, meaning there is a traceable line showing a lot of campaign contributions from Red China flowing into Romneys campaign pot

(2) the slightly "off" casino mogul is a political pawn of Israel, and he doesn't support anybody unless he has insurances he will have a say on foreign policy matters and insurance the U.S. will go along with Israel on everything ( I.e. war with Iran).

Ths kooky casino mogul may sound like a fringe element, but he is actually an important back door cronie in the GOP now.

He would not be pledging $100,000,000 to Willard's campaign as he is doing if Willard has not privately assured him a President Willard Romney would go to war ith Iran, period!

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