Barack Obama's campaign just announced that it raised $71 million in the month of June, while earlier today Mitt Romney's campaign announced a $106 million June haul. The difference? Romney outraised Obama by $35 million in June.
The Obama campaign is trying to use last month's deficit as a rallying cry. Ann Marie Habershaw, chief operating officer for Obama's campaign, sent this email to supporters earlier today:
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 like you stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party.
Bravo. That's seriously impressive.
Bad news? We still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million.