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Romney’s fund-raising outpaces president’s

Obama’s aides use news to press donors

President Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday in Las Vegas and St. Louis, respectively. The Republican may defy the notion that an incumbent will have a financial edge. President Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday in Las Vegas and St. Louis, respectively. The Republican may defy the notion that an incumbent will have a financial edge. (Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
By Callum Borchers
Globe Correspondent / June 8, 2012
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Mitt Romney and affiliated Republican committees outraised President Obama and Democratic counterparts by nearly 30 percent in May, a performance that almost certainly has dealt Obama his first defeat in any fund-raising period since the final quarter of 2007. Both Obama and Romney have formed joint fund-raising committees; Romney’s raked in $76.8 million last month, besting Obama’s $60 million. Obama has been the fund-raising leader in every presidential campaign filing periods, dating to the 2008 election cycle.

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