The Obama re-election team is not happy with the latest fundraising reports, showing that Mitt Romney and the RNC raised $35 million more than the president and the DNC.
“We could lose if this continues,” reads the subject line of a message emailed to donors today from Obama’s Campaign Chief Operating Officer Ann Marie Habershaw. More text below:
Well, I’ve got some good news and some bad news.
Good news first: June was our best fundraising month yet. We exceeded expectations — more than 706,000 people stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party.
Bad news? We still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million.
So, to recap: We had our best fundraising month yet, and we still fell about $35 million short. We can win while being outspent — but we need to keep it close.
You know what that means. We’ve got some work to do.
Pitch in $3 or more right now to start closing the gap.
This is no joke. If we can’t keep the money race close, it becomes that much harder to win in November.