Mitt Romney, RNC Raise $101 Million in July

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)
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Posted August 6, 2012 at 9:39am

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign announced this morning that it raised $101.3 million in July and closed the month with $185.9 million in cash on hand.

Update 10:45 a.m. | The figures include money raised and banked by the Republican National Committee and Romney Victory Inc., a joint fundraising committee made up of Romney for President, the RNC, the state Republican parties of Idaho, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Vermont, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

According to a Romney campaign press release, 94.13 percent of all contributions received in July were $250 or less, while $25.7 million was raised from 600,627 donations that clocked in at less than $250.

This was the second consecutive month in which Romney reported raising more than $100 million. President Barack Obama had not yet released his July fundraising figures.

Meanwhile, the first slate of featured speakers at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., was officially unveiled this morning by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. They include: Florida Gov. Rick Scott; Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the 2008 GOP presidential nominee; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.

Update 10:45 a.m.

The Obama campaign announced today that it raised $75 million in July, including money contributed to Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and the Obama Victory Fund 2012, a joint fundraising committee.