Romney, RNC Raise $40 Million in April
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee combined to raise $40.1 million in April and closed the month with $61.4 million in cash on hand.
Romney’s April fundraising haul fell just shy of the $43.6 million raised by President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee during the same period, and would appear to indicate that the former Massachusetts governor is coalescing the support of Republicans following a long and divisive primary campaign.
This is the first month that the RNC and the Romney campaign have coordinated fundraising efforts. Romney’s last main obstacle to the nomination, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), dropped his presidential bid in early April.
The Romney campaign said in a press released that 95 percent of donations received in April were in the amount of $250 or less, with $10.1 million of the $40.1 million raised coming in the form of contributions less than $250. The campaign said contributions came from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
“We are pleased with the strong support we have received from Americans across the country,” Romney national finance chairman Spencer Zwick said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the state Republican parties in North Carolina and South Carolina have publicized plans to join forces to combat Obama and the Democrats. In coordination with the RNC, the two state parties will work together to run get-out-the-vote operations and volunteer operations in North Carolina, a state Obama won in 2008 and that Romney is targeting this year.
Obama is set to be renominated for president in early September in Charlotte.