WASHINGTON - Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised almost as much money as US President Barack Obama last month, taking in more than $40.1 million in fundraising efforts for his campaign and the Republican National Committee.
Romney's April contributions, released on Thursday, are three times the amount the presumptive Republican nominee raised in March. The surge comes as other party rivals dropped out, allowing the former Massachusetts governor and business executive to team up with the RNC.
The figures come one day after the Obama campaign disclosed that it and the Democratic National Committee raised $43.6 million in April, a decline from the previous month.
In March, Romney raised $12.6 million compared to Obama's more than $53 million.
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