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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field

Obama Camp: We Always Expected to be Outraised by Republicans

July 10, 2012

The Obama campaign says it long anticipated it would be out-raised by Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee, an unusual statement for an incumbent president whose fundraising set records in 2008.

“We assumed all along that Romney and the RNC would out-raise us,” said David Plouffe, a political strategist for the campaign, on ABC's Good Morning America. “The real difference is the super PACS.”

In June, Romney and the RNC out-raised Obama and the Democrats by roughly $35 million. On Monday, Obama’s campaign put out an email to donors saying “We could lose if this continues.”

 

Plouffe did not explain why the campaign believed Romney would out-raise him, and instead focused on outside groups like super PACs, which can raise unlimited funds. “Money matters in politics,” he said. “Our big concern is these super PACS. You have a few wealthy people out there lining up to purchase the White House for Mitt Romney.”

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