Ready for another presidential race full of big money, lots of television time, constant mailings and endless media blitzes? Because here we go again — between outside groups and the candidate himself, former Governor and current front runner Mitt Romney has a lot of money coming in.
Romney’s campaign has now formally announced their fundraising haul for the second quarter, and it came in nearly as high as they were anticipating. The Fix reports that Romney’s campaign raised $18.25 million since April, very close to the “just under $20 million” that they announced they would likely bring in. Nearly half of that money came from one day of calls in May, they said. Romney now has just over $12 million cash on hand.
But just because the campaign raised $18 million doesn’t mean that’s all the money they have. Restore Our Future, the pro-Romney “super PAC” that allows the group to take unlimited individual and corporate donations, has announced their own $12 million in fundraising. Together, that means a cool $30 million for Romney and his backers to work with. Although some of that money will no doubt go to securing the nomination, expect to see anti-Obama ads coming soon to a television set near you.