WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has outraised Republican opponent Mitt Romney for the past month, the first time for the incumbent in four months, according to campaign announcements on Monday.
Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina said the campaign raised 114 million dollars in August, while the Romney campaign announced a total of 111.6 million.
"The key to fighting back against the special interests writing limitless checks to support Mitt Romney is growing our donor base, and we did substantially in the month of August," said Messina in a statement. "Fueled by contributions from more than 1.1 million Americans donating an average of 58 dollars - more than 317,000 who had never contributed to the campaign before - we raised a total of more than 114 million dollars."
Before the August numbers came out, the Obama campaign had been outraised by Romney for three months in a row, raising questions for the president's reelection campaign.
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