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Obama has more campaign money on hand than Romney [WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?]
AP/Fox ^ | 9/21/12

Posted on 09/21/2012 5:45:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

President Obama had about $88.8 million at the end of August to spend on the presidential campaign. That's nearly twice as much as Republican rival Mitt Romney had at month's end.

Campaign fundraising reports released Thursday show Romney had $50.4 million to spend as of Aug. 31. He also owed $15 million on a $20 million loan taken that month.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012issues; bho2012; fundraising; romney2012
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Something doesn't make sense here...we have heard over and over by the media that MR was out raising BO.

NOW he is at half the funds?

This is either an attempt to dispirit us, or they were lying before....

Am I missing something? Does this explain Romney's slow rollout of ads? Just yesterday the National Review reported the Romney camp was "flush" with cash.

1 posted on 09/21/2012 5:45:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Romney has plenty of money, don't worry about it. This is propaganda meant to discourage people
2 posted on 09/21/2012 5:47:43 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SoFloFreeper

stimulus money diverted to obama’s warchest


3 posted on 09/21/2012 5:49:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I knew it. He learned very well. He isn’t a Muslim. He is a deceiver, a thugee a Chicago thugee.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 5:50:22 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Even if it’s true, it won’t help Obama this time.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Stimulus” kickbacks for Obama?


6 posted on 09/21/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What about Karl Rove’s Crossroads?


7 posted on 09/21/2012 5:54:17 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: yldstrk

That’s exactly what I was thinking.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 5:54:25 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What more can Obama say? We can see the smoking crater disaster all around us!


9 posted on 09/21/2012 5:54:25 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I read another article somewhere that the GOP has taken a huge slice of Romney's money for congressional races whereas Obama has largely kept his funds for himself, thus the advantage Obama has in on-hand funds despite Romney's recent fundraising advantage.
10 posted on 09/21/2012 5:55:10 AM PDT by LaserJock
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To: SoFloFreeper
These numbers are probably accurate. What they don't take into account is the super-pac money. And in that I think Romney has a huge edge. Here:

When national political parties and allied super-political action committees are included, however, Romney entered September with more cash to spend on his side than Obama, $165 million to $101 million.

LINK

11 posted on 09/21/2012 5:55:41 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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“...We can see the smoking crater disaster all around us!”

Apparently, at least 47-48% of the population can’t.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 5:56:42 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: bigheadfred

RNC has 70 million cash on hand and DNC has 7 million.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT by scbison
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To: SoFloFreeper
Notice the wording? Cash on hand.....I understand that candidates must report what they raise but I don't believe they supply the FEC with a balance sheet of what they have to spend on a month to month basis. I'm guessing (JMHO) that this is misleading because it's just recent fund raising totals that include the Beyonce and JZ thug fest and NOT what the candidates actually have to spend. Don't forget the SuperPACs will kick into high gear shortly, as well.
14 posted on 09/21/2012 5:58:10 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Lot of discussion about this on Twitter, and it raised a lot of eyebrows among our more knowledgeable conservatives. We’ve seen the huge funding numbers, and this doesn’t line up. No doubt Obama has money, but the surprise was Romney now having money on hand.

My only theory is maybe they have made a lot of the media buys already for October and didn’t include those in their total. Other than that, is would be baffling considering we kept hearing about all the money they would have after the convention.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 5:59:54 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Between Romney and sons they have about 300 million dollars personal wealth.

Is there any good reason that they can’t spend 95% of it on their campaign? I can’t think of any.

Spend it Mitt.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 6:01:24 AM PDT by soycd
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree, what’s going on?
First obama is broke, Romney has more money than God.
Now obama has more money than Gad and Romney has debit.
The reporting agencies keep public access to the money the campaigns have, so it’s easy enough to verify, would think news outlets would verify before printing (Ok just typing that made me giggle)


17 posted on 09/21/2012 6:01:27 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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18 posted on 09/21/2012 6:01:38 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SoFloFreeper

Need to check out sales of gift cards...


19 posted on 09/21/2012 6:01:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: carriage_hill

Vote for Obama because he's not quite finished yet!

20 posted on 09/21/2012 6:02:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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