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Romney fundraising tops Obama for third straight month

By Ken Thomas

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the third straight month, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party significantly trailed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican Party in fundraising.

Romney's campaign on Monday reported a July haul of more than $101 million with the Republican National Committee, compared to the $75 million that Obama's campaign said it had brought in with the Democratic National Committee.

Romney also raised more cash than Obama in May and June.

The July fundraising reports came as Obama was set to raise at least $2.5 million at a pair of events in Connecticut, with a Hollywood touch. One fundraiser was scheduled at the home of film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The hosts include actresses Anne Hathaway, Joanne Woodward and writer Aaron Sorkin.

Romney's level of fundraising has prompted Obama, known for his prodigious fundraising, to redouble his efforts.

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GOP-aligned super PACs also are raising and spending tens of millions of dollars to defeat Obama on Nov. 6.

The candidates are locked in a tight White House contest three months before Election Day.

Obama was focused on White House business before an evening departure for Connecticut.

Romney was taking another day off the campaign trail. He was spending it in meetings at his vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H., where he went to the grocery store and emerged pushing a shopping cart filled with soda, bottled water, fresh corn and other items. Romney also did some shopping at a drug store and a hardware store.

Looming large for Romney is his decision on a running mate. He is expected to name a candidate before the Republican National Convention opens later this month in Tampa, Fla.

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  1. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    August 6, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Oh, isn’t that just the pits. Romney beats Obozo in the money race again…and that says nothing about the amount of money being chalked up by the PACs. Bye Bye Obozo.

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  2. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    August 6, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    That’s the way it goes when you kiss off the majority of those who have money, and spend your time trying to instill jealousy in those who are waiting for a handout.

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  3. noveldogComment by noveldog
    August 7, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    I can’t imagine anyone in their right minds giving Obama any money for his campaign. Why prolong our agony?

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