By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee have socked away
about $160 million in the bank after more than two months of joint
fundraising, they announced today.
After indicating last week that
they took in a massive haul in June, Romney and his GOP allies
announced their official tally last month was $106.1 million. The
figures do not include proceeds from Romney fundraisers held yesterday at the homes of billionaire David Koch and businessman Ronald Perelman in the Hamptons.
Obama and the Democratic National Committee have not yet released their
fundraising totals for last month, but Obama and his allies have been
saying they expect to be out-raised by their rivals during this
"This month's fundraising is a
statement from voters that they want a change of direction in
Washington," said Spencer Zwick, national finance chairman for Romney.
"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."
Other fundraising tidbits from a Romney-RNC news release:
- 536,729 donations that were under $250.
- 94% of all donations received in June were $250 or less.
- $22.3 million raised by donations under $250 in June.
Last month, Romney held an Internet-based fundraising drive off the Supreme Court's ruling
that President Obama's health care law is constitutional. Romney
opposes that law and vows to repeal it. Typically, money raised online
comes in smaller increments.
By contrast, the suggested donation
at the fundraiser held at the Koch home was $75,000 per couple,with
proceeds split among Romney, the RNC and other GOP committees, according to the Los Angeles Times. The event at the beachfront estate drew protests, some from the Occupy Wall Street movement.