June’s fundraising numbers are officially in, and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney absolutely trounced President Barack Obama by about $35 million. Romney continued an impressive trend in June, beating Obama for the second consecutive month.
In fact, what Romney’s doing is unprecedented by recent historical standards. In the 2004 presidential election, when Democrat John Kerry went up against President George W. Bush, Kerry saw a brief spike after wrapping up the Democratic nomination, but was unable to sustain that momentum.
Romney, on the other hand, has surged each month since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee — with the help of a joint effort with the Republican National Committee. He has leaped from just more than $12 million in March to more than $100 million raised in June. Here’s a look:
Photo: Brett LoGiurato/Business Insider (Data: FEC, centre for Public Integrity, Campaign Finance Institute)
On the flip side, though, Kerry was also outraising Bush at this point in the 2004 campaign. That path continued throughout the campaign season until November. Of course, Kerry ended up losing the election.
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