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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mitt Romney dominated the fundraising race in June, out-raising President Barack Obama by $35 million dollars.

Romney and the Republican National Committee raised a combined $106 million, greatly outpacing Obama and the Democratic National Committee’s $71 million haul. According to Thomson Reuters, 94 percent of donations to Romney were $250 or less, totaling about $22.3 million. That means that the vast majority of the total came from a small number of large donations.

In a statement, Romney National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said that “This month’s fundraising is a statement from voters that they want a change of direction in Washington… Voters of all stripes — Republicans, independents and Democrats — have made it clear that President Obama has not lived up to the promises of his last campaign.”

The Obama campaign is clearly troubled by these numbers. In an email announcing their fundraising haul, the campaign warned that “our opponent has an unprecedented money-for-influence machine geared towards funneling big contributions to his campaign, the Republican Party, and a network of super PACs and anonymous front groups.” Similarly, Obama himself reportedly told donors last week that “if things continue as they have so far, I’ll be the first sitting president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign.”

Some Democrats hope that Romney’s big advantage will actually help Obama, by scaring liberal donors into getting off of the sidelines and contributing to the president’s campaign. Still, it appears that Romney has a very good chance to out-raise Obama through November — and that the dream of a billion dollar Obama campaign is completely dead.

  • bcarreiro

    why don’t the gambling mogul donate 100 mil to Obama’s campaign and we will then see a fair playing field. we the people need the power of veto not congress.

  • Edsanjuan

    Oh, poor Obummer !! He was not able to raise as much money as Romney, sob, sob !
    wahhh !!
    A portent of things to come (in November) !!!!

    • highpckts

      Well when you have shady and most times who knows who, donating to your campaign you will pay the piper in the end!! God help us if Romney gets in and these debts come due!!

      • Edsanjuan

        highpckts (I wonder!): When you say “shady” and “who knows who donating…” , do you mean George Soros, George Clooney, Whoopi Godberg, Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Bill Ayers, “Blago”, or “Tony” Rezco ?? ALL friends and contributors of the WORST PRESIDENT (bar NONE, not even clueless Jimmy Carter !!) we have EVER had !!!
        NOTHING that Romney’s friends can do would be HALF as bad as Owebama again !!!

        • highpckts

          Again, the quoting of useless drivel from the likes of Hannity and Limbaugh!!

          • Edsanjuan

            highpckts: WRONG AGAIN !! I came up with the list myself (very easily !) And, of course, for people like you who would back Owebama no matter what (literally, no matter what !), it might be “useless drivel” (sure, Owebama and you have no USE for it – “useless” , get it, get it?!!), it will be (always) just “drivel” .
            That will not save you from a devastating defeat in November, though….

        • highpckts

          Really??> So you don’t mind that he is getting tainted money from shady gambling casinos in China?? Sad!!

          • Edsanjuan

            highpckts: So Obummer is also getting money from shady gambling casinos in China??
            I agree: SAD !!!
            P.S. – Get off MSNBC and Rachel Maddow …

          • highpckts

            Better than the Huffington post and fox!!

          • Edsanjuan

            highpckts: You are kidding ! The Huffington Post and Ariana herself are Democraps !!
            Oh well …

  • Melvin Chatman

    Mr. President:
    “Make EM PAY” to fire you – The Spoils of the WICKED are laid up for the POOR!

  • Can he really buy the White House? Lots of the 1 % seem to think so. Who will win out here? Romney has big bushiness and the supper rich. Obama has the everyday working class that vote. We don’t have the big money. We only have the vote.

    • highpckts

      My God, I hope we use it!!

    • Edsanjuan

      wayne: Obummer has “the everyday working class …” in the very same way that Fidel Castro had Cuba’s working class and Hugo Chavez still has “the everyday working class that vote”. But is that good?
      Pleeeeeeeze !!

      • highpckts

        You are an entitled, hurt everyone else but me, person! Americans have gotten used to having “everything” handed to them and don’t want any more taxes or cuts to their so called entitlements! You should live in Cuba so you appreciate what you do have!

        • Edsanjuan

          highpckts: 1) I am NOT a Cuban as you seem to believe; 2) I am NOT receiving ANY government help (not even Social Security, which is not “help”); 3) I am a 64 yr old structural engineer who has ALWAYS been independent (not like you central government junkies Democraps); 4) If I were an “entitled” person, the label you so ignorantly want to pin on me, I would definitely be in favor of Owebama (Don’t you remember after the 2008 election, won by the WORST President in history, that ugly woman on national TV crying with pure JOY “Obama will give me money ! Obama will pay my bills !!”, and, when asked how, she responded “From his stash, from his stash !!”).
          BUT, highpckts, your slip is showing !! You inadvertently state: “… and don’t want any more taxes ..” as if MORE TAXES WERE GOOD !!!
          Wow! what IGNORANCE !!

          • highpckts

            It always amazes me how people can turn something said or read completely around! Half of what I said didn’t apply directly to you ( Cuban)!! For a so called “educated” man you seem to lack common sense or intelligence!!

  • onedonewong

    The foreign government $$$ is still flowing into barak’s campaign war chests but he doesn’t report it since its illegal for him to accept it. He learned after the 2008 election to hide it from the FEC

    • Landsende

      What foreign governments? You can’t just make accusations without stating facts or is this just something you heard on Faux News?

      • onedonewong

        China and the Saudis to name 2. That’s why barak is under investigation by the FEC

        • Landsende

          Under Citizens United there’s no way to know if foreign money is being donated to the super pacs because they don’t have to disclose donors. Thank the Supreme Court for that ruling. We could have foreign governments trying to buy influence from the next president and congress.

          • onedonewong

            This happened during 2008 prior to citizens united. besides its illegal for foreign govts to donate but that never stopped barak, to him the constitution and are laws are just a damm piece of paper

    • highpckts

      Bull!! You listen too much to Rush Limbaugh!!!

      • onedonewong

        Then why has he been under investigation for 18 months by the FEC??? Oh that’s right Limbaugh runs the FEC never mind

        • Landsende

          Couldn’t find any site that said Obama is under investigation by the FEC . A Romney super PAC and chamber of commerce PAC are under investigation by the FEC for accepting foreign donors.

          • onedonewong

            The chamber is under investigation by a Dem for NY state that’s a real shocker. Sorry you need to look in the FEC data base. You won’t ever find it on Google because the state run media has refused to carry the story just like fast and furious

  • highpckts

    Amen!!

    • highpckts: An Owebama “unconditional”, who will vote for Obummer (the WORST President EVER) no matter what, should not go around telling regular people that they lack common sense or intelligence. You really want to see “lack of common sense and intelligence”? Look yourself in the mirror….!!
      Have a good day.

      • highpckts

        I don’t believe my remark was directed toyou although you must be one of those people that would buy a so called beach front property in Arizona if the Republican party said it was the real thing!

  • William Deutschlander

    I honestly doubt that there has ever been a Democrat elected, that the Republican Machine has not spent more money trying to elect their puppet, truthfully!

  • tavias51

    PEOPLE ARE DYING IN THIS WORLD, DAILY, AND THIS BITCH IS TRYING TO BUY HIS WAY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE!!! NOT THIS TIME EITHER MITT, YOU WON’T BE GETTING YOUR DUMB ASS RICH BORN HANDS ON THIS PRESIDENCY, SO KEEP ON TRYING AND WATCH YOUR ASS GET SLAUGHTERED ON ELECTION DAY LIKE MCCAIN DID!!! WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, REALLY DON’T CARE FOR REPUBLICAN RUN GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, AND THE ART OF CAMPAIGNING DIRTY AND NO TEA PARTIES OF ANY TYPE!!! SO RAISE YOUR FUNDS AND TOOT YOUR DUMB ASS HORNS, CAUSE YOU’VE ALREADY LOST THE ELECTION WHEN IT COMES TO THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF US!!! OBAMA 2012!!!

  • highpckts

    I find it kind of sad that twice you misspelled the Presidents name! China is giving money to Romney through a crook called Sam Adelman who funnels his illegal profits from Chinese casinos! Where do you get your info? Prove me wrong, please!

  • highpckts

    Prove it!! Don’t quote Limbaugh either!

  • highpckts

    Boy talk about paranoid!

  • highpckts

    At least we know their names unlike the organizations that behind Romney! Only God knows who they are!