President Obama raised $71 million for his re-election effort last month, marking his best fundraising month of the cycle but still $35 million short of Mitt Romney’s massive June haul.
In an e-mail to donors, Anne Marie Habershaw, the campaign’s chief operating officer, announced that more than 706,000 people gave to the campaign and the Democratic National Committee last month. But, she acknowledged, the financial tally fell well short of that of Obama’s opponent.
“We still got beat -- and not by a little bit. Romney and Republicans raised more than $106 million, not even including money to pro-Romney super PACs,” Habershaw wrote.
“If we lose this election, it will be because we didn't close the gap enough when we had the chance,” Habershaw continued, directing donors to the campaign’s online donations page.