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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Romney and R.N.C. Raise $111.8 Million in First Part of October

Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $111.8 million during the first 17 days of October, Mr. Romney's campaign announced on Thursday.

Mr. Romney, the committee, and several state parties with whom Mr. Romney is raising money had about $169 million in cash going into the final three weeks of the election.

Both campaigns are required to file their last disclosures before Election Day before midnight on Thursday.

“There are less than two weeks left, but we still have much hard work to do to ensure that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win in November and bring real change to Washington,” said Spencer Zwick, Mr. Romney's finance chairman, in a statement.https://thecaucus-admin.em.nytimes.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=235542&action=edit&message=6#

About a third of the total cash came in contributions of under $250, the campaign said, suggesting an uptick in small checks from grass-roots Republicans as the elect ion draws to a close.

Mr. Obama has not yet released his fund-raising numbers for the same period. During September, The Obama campaign outraised Mr. Romney but also spent heavily, leaving Mr. Romney and the Republican committee with a cash advantage going into October of about $34 million.

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