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$125 million Romney outraises Obama in July

Published on Aug 6, 2012 10:53 PM
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney points to someone in the audience as he is greeted with cheers and applause at a campaign event held at Sierra Truck Body & Equipment, in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Aug 3, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raked in US$100 million in fundraising in July, widening the cash advantage he enjoys over President Barack Obama, who made over US$75 million.

The presumptive Republican nominee pulled in US$101.3 million (S$125.6 million) combined between his campaign and the Republican National Committee, the Romney camp said in a statement.

Mr Romney and the RNC now have around US$185.9 million of cash on hand to throw into campaign advertising and grassroots get-out-the-vote efforts in the intense final months of the campaign to deny Mr Obama re-election in November.

Mr Obama, once the champion fundraiser, was outpaced for the third straight month by Romney. His campaign revealed its own July fundraising numbers on Twitter, saying the president had made more than US$75 million from 761,000 donors.

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