Romney Campaign Announces $170mm Raised in September

This compares to the $181 million raised by President Obama through nefarious means.

The exact number was $170.48 million:

Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $170 million last month, about $11 million less than President Obama and his Democratic allies. Romney and various GOP committees say they have $191 million cash on hand. “Americans can’t afford four more years like the last four,” Romney finance chairman Spencer Zwick said in a statement. “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering voters a vision for our country that will grow the economy, increase incomes, and bring relief to the middle class. That is why we are seeing such strong support from donors across the country.”

Last month, Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $181 million — the highest monthly total for the Democratic campaign. Romney’s fundraising news comes as the GOP campaign hosts a three-day retreat for donors in New York City, featuring talks by Ryan and top Romney-Ryan campaign officials.


  1. TeaPartyPaul
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Here we go folks! Lets get this rollin!

  2. William Jefferson Jr.
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That’s a good haul. He has more than enough.

    • TeaPartyPaul
      Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Anyone able to find what presence Americans for Prosperity has on the ground in battlegrounds? Exclusively Ohio maybe? I’ve found articles they have 4,000 active volunteers in Wisconsin but would be nice to know the actual on the ground efforts of third party GOP groups.

      • William Jefferson Jr.
        Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

        Months ago I read about a PAC in North Carolina. They canvassed on the issue of Obamacare, which was a proxy for determining possible Republican supporters. I don’t remember the PAC. They were in NC super early, too, around April, which is probably why the state got away from Obama so soon.

  3. Kevin
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just think about all the Super PAC money that rolled in for September and so far this month that’s not being reported. A difference of winter, and summer between McCain and Romney’s campaign.

  4. Posted October 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    191m on hand, wow. I bet they are going to wait till the last week and unload in bubble states with what’s proved most effective in the battleground. 7-10 days out.

  5. valleyforge
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That September take is twice McCain’s entire federally-funded fall campaign budget. Amazing what can happen when you try to win.

    Tellingly, Obama didn’t release cash-on-hand. And Romney seems to have had an even better October than September, raising $12 million online in the 48 hours post-debate. In 2008 Obama’s take actually dropped in October as the fundraisers decreased, so unless he spend every minute fundraising he’s not going to catch Romney this month.

    A month ago chatter was Romney’s cash-on-hand advantage was illusory because the RNC held most of it and might redirect it to other races if his was a lost cause. Can’t see that as much of a risk now.

  6. WillBest
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    If Romney’s campaign intended to convince Obama he had a massive upperhand he at least succeeded in fooling me. I would have pegged Romney at below the 111 he raised in Sept because he didn’t immediately release his numbers.

    • No Tribe
      Posted October 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

      When I saw that Romney bought more TV last week, I was wondering if he’d come out high. I would guess his Oct numbers are over the top too, which is why Obama is still out fundraising. Let’s just hope they don’t wind up with $30M cash on hand at the end of the campaign. Spend it all, go into Oregon, MN, MI, and PA, CT…

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