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Mitt Romney Raised A Record $12.5 Million In March

Mitt Romney‘s campaign is picking up speed and raising funds as the GOP primary race dwindles down to three. The presumptive GOP nominee, Romney announced that his campaign had the strongest financial month thus far, gathering up to $12.5 million in March on top of the $10.1 in the campaign’s safe.

The total contributions increased by about $600,000 compared to February. Since the campaign started, Romney has collected approximately $87 million without delving into his personal checkbook. In comparison, President Barack Obama has raised $172 million, according to the New York Times.

RELATED: Obama Campaign Announces $53 Million Raised In March, $127 Mil In First Quarter

Spencer Zwick, Romney’s National Finance director, said that “Mitt Romney’s continued strong fundraising shows that voters across the country are tired of the failures from President Obama… We will continue the hard work to raise the necessary funds to defeat President Obama and change the direction of the country.”

The good fortune can also be linked to the focused support of the Republican voters. The suspension of Rick Santorum‘s campaign will most likely have a positive effect on the future contributions to the Romney Camp.

Meanwhile Ron Paul announced he had raised almost $2.6 million in March, with $1.8 million in the bank. In other news, you can still have a picture taken with Newt Gingrich for a nominal fee of $50!

h/t The Hill

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