U.S. President Barack Obama has collected in August, $ 114 million of contributions to finance the campaign for reelection, beating the first time Republican rival Mitt Romney, said his campaign manager on Monday.
“More than one million one hundred thousand Americans – including 317,000 new contributors – paying on average $ 58 gave $ 14 million in total,” the largest amount of his 2012 presidential campaign, said Jim Messina. ”The key to respond to the great interests who sign checks unlimited for Mitt Romney’s campaign is to expand our donor base, and this is what we actually did in August,” said M . Messina. These payments are significant because they occur after the appointment of Paul Ryan very conservative as a running mate for Romney.vAccording to the journal of the Congress, Hill, Mitt Romney has raised 111 million for his part in August ahead for the first time by Mr. Obama the collection of money, so he was largely heading in the previous months. The Republican candidate in July maintained a net financial benefit with a reserve of 186 million against only 124 million into the coffers of Barack Obama, according to the official accounts of the Federal Election Commission.
These figures did not include the payments in August or substantial advertising expenditures made in the same month by the two candidates. Advantage should continue to Mr. Romney, who has accumulated considerable sums of money waiting to be officially designated by the Republican convention in August before legally disposing. The money paid by Obama supporters will therefore only recover a little bar. In this chapter, the campaign team of the outgoing president said that in some states the television spots Romney and activism groups his supporters are twice as large in terms of expenditure than his Democratic rival. The outgoing president nevertheless on the rise, according to a Gallup daily poll, which gave him Sunday five points ahead of his challenger in the polls.