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Donations level field for Romney
The announcement was made amid reports that Mr. Obama has spent more time fundraising this election cycle than any other president in history and one night after a star-studded Hollywood fundraiser with 600 gay donors, some of whom paid $25,000 each to attend. The amount raised Monday night was not included in the May fundraising figure.
During the Hollywood event, Mr. Obama told the crowd he “could not be prouder” of his administration’s work to advance equality of gays.
Meanwhile, Mr. Romney has held high-profile fundraisers of his own, including with businessman and reality-television personality and real-estate mogul Donald Trump.
Mr. Romney is doing much better than the last Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain, at this point. In May 2008, Mr. McCain and the RNC combined to raise about $45 million and had about $85 million in the bank.
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