President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and supporting committees brought in more than $114 million last month – the first time the incumbent has outraised his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney, since April.
Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced the figure for August late Sunday night.
Romney’s campaign brought in $111 million last month.
But for three months in a row – June, July, August – Romney’s camp brought in more than $100 million, with $106 million in June and $101 million in July.
“No celebrating, because they're going to have an even bigger September. But now we know we can match them, doing this our way,” tweeted the Obama campaign.
Part of that was me, darnit. The Republican convention was so awful, I made sure to donate last month, especially after seeing Team Obama get beaten on. Romney's sitting on hundreds of millions here, and the last two months of the campaign are going to be vicious.
Proud to help them. Let's go...forward!