President Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, sent out a fundraising email today in an attempt to capitalize off losing the May money race to Republican Mitt Romney. In May, Romney and the Republicans raised $76.8 million, while Obama and the Democrats raised only $60 million. Here's Messina's fundraising email:

For the first time in this campaign, we got beat in fundraising.



The Romney campaign and the Republican Party raised more than $76 million last month, compared to our $60 million.



We knew this moment would come when Romney secured the nomination.



What happens next is up to you.

Help close the gap right now -- make a donation of $3 or more.



I want to be clear: We'll always have more people pitching in.



We know that only 15 percent of Romney's May totals came from people giving less than $250, compared to 98 percent in that category for us.



We don't have the special-interest and high-dollar donor advantage that Romney has. Barack Obama has you, and we are bound and determined to fight back on behalf of a country where everyone gets a fair shot and a fair shake.



From the beginning we've built this campaign together, from the bottom up. More people giving a little bit is the only way to compete with a few people giving a lot.



So let's fight like hell and win this thing:



https://donate.barackobama.com/May-Numbers




More coming soon,



Messina



Jim Messina

Campaign Manager

Obama for America



P.S. -- Together, our team raised more than $60 million in May -- even more impressive when you hear that the average donation was about $55. Check out the rest of our numbers.

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