The Hill's Justin Sink reports that Mitt Romney and the RNC took in $76.8 million in May, while Barack Obama and the DNC only raised $60 million.
The Romney campaign said it received nearly 300,000 donations under $250 in May, an encouraging sign for an organization that had struggled during the primaries to draw small-dollar donors to the effort. Paired with earlier fundraising efforts, the joint fund between the Romney campaign and the RNC has more than $107 million in cash on hand.
.... DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) downplayed the $16 million fundraising disparity Thursday, saying Romney benefited from having just inaugurated his joint fundraising committee with the RNC, a move that allowed him to tap more money from individual donors.
"It's not really surprising the Republicans were able to pull down a lot of low hanging fruit," Wasserman Schultz told MSNBC. "The Romney campaign and the RNC just formed their joint fundraising committee, and so they were able to bring down a lot of low hanging fruit."