Sunlight Foundation: Obama Fundraising Tops Romney

Romney Supporters Make Late Push, but President Leads by $150 Million

Sunlight Foundation: Obama fundraising tops Romney

Romney supporters make late push, but President leads by over $150 million

According to the Sunlight Foundation massaging of Federal Election Commission data, the Obama campaign came just short of collecting $1 billion from supporters, outraising Romney $998.2 million to $834.5 million, according to the latest figures, with much of that spending going into TV ads.

Romney outraised Obama $30.9 million to $8.6 million in the final 20 days of the campaign, and he also got help from outside groups, which spend $145 million in only the last two weeks opposing Obama, compared to $112 million of outside spending supporting Obama over the entire campaign season, according to Bill Allison of Sunlight's Reporting Group.  He points out that Obama may still top the $1 billion mark when all the filings to the FEC are tallied.

Only since Friday (Nov. 2), outside groups spent $37.5 million to support Romney, while outside groups supporting Obama totaled only $2.9 million. Of course, that may be because the Obama was ahead in many polls in swing states.