WASHINGTON -- For the first time in four months, President Obama won a narrow victory over Mitt Romney in the campaign fundraising race.
Obama's August total -- more than $114 million between his campaign and the Democratic Party -- marks the first time the incumbent president has out-raised Romney since his challenger secured the GOP nomination in April.
Romney's haul, through a joint fundraising effort with the Republican National Committee, totaled $111.6 million. Both campaigns released their finance figures early Monday morning.
It is the first time this election season that Obama raked in more than $100 million in one month. Romney has done so for three consecutive months.
"The key to fighting back against the special interests writing limitless checks to support Mitt Romney is growing our donor base, and we did substantially in the month of August," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement, pointing to the campaign's more than 1.1 million contributors in August, who gave an average of $58.