Confirmed – Romney and RNC pulled in $106 million in June
The speculation is over, via L.A. Times:
Mitt Romney pulled in a blockbuster fundraising haul in June, collecting $106.1 million for his campaign and the Republican Party, his campaign announced today.
The total marks Romney’s best fundraising month yet, as the former Massachusetts governor continues to capitalize on the large donations he can now collect through joint fundraising with the Republican National Committee and other affiliated groups.
The June haul was also boosted by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s healthcare law; officials claimed $4.6 million — mostly in small donations — came into the joint fundraising effort in the 24 hours following the decision….
The campaign says it, along with the RNC, has approximately $160 million in the bank. Of the $106 million collected last month, $22.3 million was raised in increments of less than $250, it said.
The whining and complaining from Team Obama already has started, as witnessed in the latest fundraising letter:
Election Day will be here in less than four months. And we’re facing a big problem right now that could directly affect the outcome that day.
The Romney campaign and the Republicans raised $100 million in the month of June alone. That is a massive sum.
Just wait until they start spending all that money in full force in key states we need to win.
This from the candidate who in 2008 broke with tradition to reject public financing because he could raise so much more outside the public financing system, and who bragged how he would raise $1 billion this time around. It’s not happening for him, not even close.
I don’t think this is a one-off for Romney. There are plenty of people who have not contributed yet, including yours truly.
Obama can’t buy this election. He’ll have to win it the old-fashioned way — with the help of the mainstream media.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
So you see, we don’t need to worry about The Establishment or their candidate.
We’re free to focus our dollars and time on Operation Counterweight. Give directly to candidates’ campaigns. Expose Obama’s record and those of the Democrats’ running.
Romney’s a big boy, he doesn’t need us.
In addition to the MSM, Obama has voter fraud and the almost solid black block vote going for him.
Operation Counterweight is important, and I participate, but we need Romney as well and I have contributed to his campaign. The Obamanation SCOTUS ruling means that Obama has to be defeated for our country to have a meaningful chance of returning to its once glory.
Okay, Romney’s proving he can bring in some dough. Well enough. But if he doesn’t start punching, soon and hard, it will be wasted donations.
Com’n, Mitt, start fighting HARD.
Fighting hard at this time may be an exercise in futility since none of the MSM will report any of it. Critical timing and selection of markets for advertising will be key along with good debate performances.
Remember, it took Ronald Reagan two tries to get the nomination and one attempt to defeat Carter and let’s face it, the anointed one has outpaced Carter on every front when it comes to incompetency.
Lots of criticism is being aimed at Romney for not being more aggressive against the Anointed One. Yet, the fundraising continues to be strong.
My take on this is that Romney is something rare in the political arena: he’s a gentleman. He’ll take the gloves off if he absolutely has to, but with the money (which seems to be flowing in rather freely) and with the anybody-but-Obama positioning, Mitt can afford to sit back and let the Obamanation bloviate ad infinitum.
The independent swing voters will make their choice based on the presence and the character of the candidates. No, Mitt’s not charismatic, but I saw him in the debate here in Charleston, and he IS passionate about what he believes and what he is trying to do. And that passion will come through.
Mitt is grounded; he’s not an ideologue like someone else we know. There’s plenty of time left for this wise, solid, no B.S. guy to make his case to the American people. And if the money keeps coming in, he’ll have enough resources to do it as November 6th approaches.
Time – and the dreadful economy that is a DIRECT result of Obama’s misguided policies – are on our side. Of course, it’s all Bush’s fault.
Mitt was not regarded as a gentleman during the primary, as I recall. Nor was he considered especially gentlemanly at points in the 2008 primaries.
I think Mitt knows how to throw a punch. Even a rabbit-punch 🙂
The issue is an old one in politics: do you use all your weapons now or save them for closer to election day? Use them now and they’ll seem stale and old in October. Hold back now and you risk being the next John Kerry, labeled to the point that October doesn’t matter.
If I were Mitt’s campaign manager (and no, he hasn’t called), I’d keep the drumbeat going with surrogates. Use Pawlenty, Portman, etc. See if I could get Mitt a public meeting with Palin and Christie. In the meantime get Mitt to do the Israel trip, the London trip, the Canada trip to assure people there.
And keep raising money.
But I don’t think I’d unleash Mitt (if I were the manager) until the convention. Then the, er, mittens would come off.
I’m confident that when push comes to shove, the GOP and Romney campaign will turn up the heat. It’s too early to waste resources. Just keep the pressure on.
Remember, the truth is on our side and folks will ultimately vote from their pocketbooks and to a lesser extent on issues like freedom, health care and illegal immigration.
All of the above is in the GOP’s asset bucket.
Romney needs to call a meeting with the Republican caucus and get a coordinated messaging campaign together. The Democrats are starting the “too wealthy to be one of you” characterization and the Republiicans should be answering this…not Romney.
Oh but the Rs are quick to complain about Romney. Get off your butts and do something about it. Get involved with the media and start painting Obama as a liar and incompetent leader.
I kicked in a few bucks too. Here in California I welcome the electoral wave that sweeps diabolical progressives from office. (Vote out a Democrat in California? Sure and I remind you that despair is a sin.) Our progressive betters impose by means other than the ballot box their sins of commission and omission. Your tenure at the levers of power awaits November and transition in January. I thank Hugh Hewitt for the encouragement, “If it isn’t close, they can’t cheat.”
30 more than Obama but I’m never sure if campaign money is transposable with party donations
It may or may not be good timing for Romney to respond
to Obama’s heavy artillery tactics right now.
However, those who say Romney is too passive have forgotten the beatings Perry, Gingrich, etc. took from him during the primary. The only one not scarred was Bauchmann who was fawning over Mitt during the whole campaign.
You nailed it. Good timing and threat assessment beats out carpet bombing every time.
Romney has demonstrated the ability to change the picture in many primary fights by applying assets in a timely manner. It might not be pretty, but it works.
Romney is no McCain or Dole…
June was our best fundraising month yet. We exceeded expectations — more than 706,000 people like you stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party.
Don’t get cocky kid
My take on this is that Romney is something rare in the political arena: he’s a gentleman. He’ll take the gloves off if he absolutely has to,
Go ask the people of Fla about that –
His attack ads against Gingrich were horrific.
So where is he now? He should be 10 points ahead of Obama – “Mitt can afford to sit back and let the Obamanation bloviate ad infinitum.” – LIKE HELL.
Soon I will give into the fear we will have nominated another McCain.
Gentleman he isn’t. He’s just the only alternative to Obama.
What? You haven’t already?
If Romney is tempermentally incapable of ramping up his attacks on Obama, (and punching back at the MSM) then more and more he needs a really good attack dog as a VP.
Christie would be merciless. Jindal would be good, too … just not as intimidating as Christie.
My choice would be Allen West. No mercy there and the race card would partly be neutralized…
Obama raised $71 million in June
“Obama can’t buy this election. He’ll have to win it the old-fashioned way — with the help of the mainstream media.”—His old fashioned way is the Chicago way-lie, steal cheat!
“Obama can’t buy this election. He’ll have to win it the old-fashioned way — with the help of the mainstream media.”
LOL! The voice in my head as I read that was John Houseman’s.
Yeah… And toss in a number of dead folks, illegals and outright Chicago style ballot box tampering.
Nuthin’ like ol’ fashioned politics!
All the money in America or the world will never make Romney into a strong conservative candidate, let alone a strong conservative Presidential leader.
The problem isn’t money, the problem is Mitt Romney,. a Mass Progressive GOP Establishment Republicrat RINO who sees only what he wants to see as such, and acts in this manner as such.
Needless to say Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. In fact, he has publically refuted Reagan, Reaganomics, and Reaganism, aka Conservatism. But he is unfortunately our only option against Obama. He could choose to be another Ronald Reagan if he wanted, and a great leader who stands up for the Constitution and the People against govt tyranny, and one who inspires the People, if he chose to be.. But he refuses and chooses not to, as he, Mitt Romney does not believe in Reagan Conservatism and Patriotism to a higher cause other than himself, as that’s what liberal progressivism, be it from Democrat or Republicrat, is all about.
Thanks to the GOP establishment primary voters, this is the unfortunate conundrum we now find ourselves in. Having a spineless Mass. GOP establishment progressive Republicrat RINO as only candidate choice to chose from against Obama. Obama or obama-lite..
The lesser of 2 evils is not how to inspire the American People, let alone lead our Nation from this Obama catastrophic circumstance of near fiscal, financial, political, economic, social, and even our US Military collapse.