Obama gaining in battleground state contributions
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama has been cashing more high-dollar contributions in battleground states this summer than his Republican challenger.
Obama's new fundraising momentum means he's narrowing the gap with Mitt Romney in 10 out of 11 key states this election season. But he has a ways to go to make up for the months he pulled in less money than Romney.
In states like Florida, with its 29 winner-take-all electoral votes, Obama raised $5.5 million in $200 or greater contributions in July and August. That's compared to $3.7 million for Romney.
Obama's campaign pulled in $114 million in August compared with Romney's $111.6 million. The president four years ago broke fundraising records but has found himself financially outgunned for much of the summer.