Presumptive GOP candidate Mitt Romney's campaign heavily out-earned President Barack Obama's during the month of June, according to reports by NPR and other media outlets. Fundraising totals for both campaigns were released on Monday.
The report from Romney's campaign indicates that he and the GOP combined efforts to raise more than $106 million last month. The president and the Democratic party raised $71 million.
Here are some of the key details to emerge from Monday's disclosure of the two campaigns' fundraising efforts.
* The figures released on Monday do not include donations to political action committees, or super PAC's, which are not technically considered part of a candidate's official campaign.
* As has been the case over the last several months, the bulk of Romney's funds came from large donors. The bulk of the president's campaign contributions came from small donations of $250 or less, according to Reuters.
* More than 706,000 individuals contributed to Obama's re-election campaign in June. Romney collected donations from more than 536,000 individuals last month as well, according to figures from USA Today.
* Reuters reported that almost one-fifth of Romney's donations last month came from small donors, a marked increase over May, where approximately 11 percent of his campaign contributions came from that type of support.
* Romney's camp told the media on Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding the president's health care reform resulted in a surge of donations to their campaign. A Romney spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times that the court's decision resulted in an additional $4.6 million in small donations to the GOP in just the first 24 hours following the ruling.
* While Romney and the GOP have outpaced Obama and the Democratic National Committee's fundraising efforts for the last two months, they still have a ways to go to match the president's overall total of $512 million. Romney and the GOP have so far raised $389 million in this election cycle, according to Reuters.
* Still, analysts point to a renewed urgency in the president's fundraising efforts. The chief operating officer for the Obama campaign, Ann Marie Habershaw, sent an email to supporters on Monday that contained the blunt statement "We could lose if this continues," as quoted by Politico.
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