President Barack Obama is in a fundraising duel with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Figures show Obama has around twice as much money as Romney, but the gap is quickly narrowing.
115.1 million: Dollars in Obama's fundraising account at the end of April. The figure represents the most up-to-date amount available to the Washington Post on Friday.
24.2 million: Dollars in the fund used by the Democratic National Committee at the end of April. That will go toward Obama's re-election campaign.
2: Donations Romney and his wife made to the own campaign in May. CNN reports each gave $75,000 to the Romney Victory Fund, a joint committee between the Republican National Committee and Romney's campaign.
10 million: Dollars Obama's fundraising level shrank from March to April. Fundraising totals don't take into account money raised by super PACs helping each candidate.
233.5 million: Dollars raised by Obama for the campaign. The figure is about $30 million less than what he raised by this time in 2008.
3.5 million: Dollars separating the candidates and their respective political parties in fundraising for April. USA Today states the Obama campaign had a 10-to-1 fundraising advantage over Romney in March. That gap has shrunk to 2-to-1 due to Romney's opponents dropping out of the Republican race.
50,000: Dollars for a single person to gain entry to a Romney fundraiser Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla. The Washington Post reports a day before the candidate earned $2 million in funds in Coral Gables, Fla.
2 million: Individual donors to the Obama campaign. It includes 169,500 new donors from April.
15 million: Dollars raised by Obama's campaign May 10. CNN states the fundraiser was held at the Hollywood home of actor George Clooney.
57 million: Dollars spent against Obama in negative TV advertising. The president plans to spend $25 million in ads in May, a figure quickly matched by GOP super PAC funding in 10 states.
William Browning is a research librarian specializing in U.S. politics. Born in St. Louis, Browning is active in local politics and served as a campaign volunteer for President Barack Obama and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
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