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.
By comparison, President Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $71 million last month. Obama and his allies have been saying they expect to be outraised by their rivals during this campaign.
"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.