President Barack Obama narrowly outraised Mitt Romney in August, raising more than $114 million compared to Romney’s $112 million.
It’s the first time in four months Obama raised more campaign cash than Romney. The total marked a major jump in fundraising for Obama, who brought in $75 million for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee in July.
While Romney didn’t quite match his Democratic rival’s financial haul, August still marked the Republican presidential nominee’s best fundraising month to date. In July, Romney raised $101 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee.
According to the Romney campaign, more than 94 percent of his contributions in August were $250 or less—marking a major jump in small donors. And the GOP candidate ended the month with roughly $169 million cash on hand.