The Republican National Committee gave presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney the financial boost over President Obama and Democrats in May, according to latest FEC reports.
Although the Obama campaign brought in over $39 million in May, the RNC carried Romney over the Democratic haul. The RNC brought in an additional $34.3 million in May, far more than the almost $20 million that the Democratic National Committee brought in. The Romney campaign and the RNC brought in a combined $76.8 million.
The Obama campaign now has $109.7 million cash on hand. The RNC also has more in the bank compared to the DNC, with $60.8 million. The DNC has just under $30 million. This was the best May fundraising haul in RNC history, the committee said in a release on Wednesday.
The Obama team previously said the money came from low-hanging fruit that was waiting for Romney to secure the nomination. This was the first month that the combined committees were able to fundraise together.