Democracy Now: Romney Bests Obama in July Fundraising
New figures show Republican challenger Mitt Romney continues to lead President Obama in the fundraising race. Romney pulled in more than $101 million in July, beating out Obama by $25 million. The figures do not include the additional tens of millions raised by so-called “third-party” groups. Republican-linked groups outspent Democrats nine-to-one on broadcast television ads in July. The top two pro-Romney Super PACs had a war chest of $53 million at the end of June, compared to less than $3 million for the top super PAC backing Obama. Both Obama and Romney attended more fundraisers last month than they did public campaign events.