WOLFEBORO, NH -- Mitt Romney's campaign, the Republican National Committee, and the Romney Victory Fund raised more than $100 million in June, the campaign confirmed to NBC News.
That fundraising milestone is likely to best President Obama's total cash haul (for his campaign, the DNC, and competing victory fund) for the second straight month. The campaigns have until July 20 to file June's fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission.
Last month, Romney's fundraising was buoyed by his single-best fundraising day of between $6 million and $8 million in Michigan, and by a three-day swing through Texas that netted the presumptive GOP nominee $15 million. Big-ticket events in Washington DC and in the New York City area also helped fill campaign coffers.
In May, which was Romney's first full month fundraising as the GOPs' presumptive nominee, his combined total was $76.8 million, compared with Team Obama's $60 million haul.
But when totals for just the campaigns were tallied for May -- where donations are limited to just $5,000 per person for both the primaries and general election -- Obama outraised Romney, $39 million to $23 million.
Obama campaign officials had predicted Romney would outraise them in June -- and possibly for the election cycle -- when his campaign and party funds were lumped in with pro-Republican Super PACs. Today, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt accused the Romney campaign of releasing their fundraising totals today to divert attention from a string of negative stories bedeviling Romney this week.
“Mitt Romney is trying to distract from a week when he took contradictory positions on the freeloader penalty in the Affordable Care Act and we learned more about his offshored finances in Switzerland, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands," he said in a statement. "Americans are less concerned about how much money he raised to get himself elected and more interested in what he would do after repealing health reform, which he has refused to share, and why he won’t disclose the necessary tax returns that prove whether or not he paid any U.S. taxes on his shell corporation in Bermuda.”
Romney spent significant time and effort in fundraising in June, limiting public campaign events to focus on criss-crossing the country to build the warchest necessary to hire more staff and buy airtime in swing state television markets.
His July will begin in much the same way, when Romney returns to the campaign trail from his New Hampshire vacation on Sunday with a series of fundraisers in the Hamptons, on New York's Long Island. On Monday, he'll attend a fundraiser at a bundler's home in Aspen, Colorado, and on Thursday he'll be joined at a Wyoming fundraiser by former Vice President Dick Cheney.