Aug 14, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(THE HILL) Mitt Romney’s campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised $7.4 million online in the three days since announcing Paul Ryan as the vice presidential pick, via more than 100,000 donations.
In 72 hours, @mittromney & @paulryanvp raised $7.4 million online with over 101,000 donations
— Andrea Saul (@andreamsaul) August 14, 2012
The Romney campaign has effectively used big headline news to drive donations throughout the campaign. In June, Saul told reporters that more than 47,000 donations had driven $4.6 million to the campaign in the 24 hours after the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the president’s signature healthcare law. But the amount trails fundraising by the McCain campaign after the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in 2008. The Arizona senator brought in more than $8.8 million in just 48 hours after announcing that Palin was joining the ticket.
In July, Romney’s campaign announced they had raised $101.3 million for a joint account with the Republican National Committee, outpacing President Obama’s fundraising by some $25 million.
July was the third straight month Romney outraised the president’s reelection efforts and the second straight month he topped the $100 million mark.