WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney never raised much money for the presidential campaign until March, but remains significantly behind Barack Obama six months before the election, show figures released Friday by the Federal Election Commission.
The campaign by radio and TV commercials interposed this year could cost up to a billion dollars to each of the two camps, according to experts.
In this field, Mitt Romney and the political action committee (“Super PAC”) that supports it have proved by far the most effective Republican candidates. But the unexpected resistance of Rick Santorum who is forced from the start as the favorite for the nomination to spend in the key in winning the votes of the battleground states.
The result: even if it raised $ 12.7 million in March, Mitt Romney was at the end of the month “only” 10.1 million in the bank.
Barack Obama, who has multiplied in recent months raising funds, for its part has already raised $ 104 million, including $ 34.8 million in just the month of March.
Field of Super PAC, which can raise and spend money without regard to spending limits imposed on official campaign committees, with which they are not allowed to coordinate, however the advantage goes to McCain.