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Obama Leads in CT Despite Fundraising Gap

Mitt Romney raises more money than the president throughout Connecticut.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has President Barack Obama beat when it comes to fundraising in Connecticut – at least for now. 

Polls show that Obama maintains a lead in Connecticut, and a fundraiser could push Obama ahead when it comes to money raised in the state.

Romney raised $4.8 million from Connecticut residents so far compared to Obama’s $2.8 million, according to the Associated Press. A on Monday could net Obama $2 million when the president meets with Hollywood celebrities and donors willing to shell out $35,000. 

Nationally, Romney outraised Obama by $101 million to $75 million, according to the LA Times.  

A June poll from Quinnipiac University shows Obama leading Romney by a 50 - 38 margin. George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the last Republican candidate to win the state.

Correction: The last Republican to win Connecticut was incorrectly identified as Ronald Reagan. 

Paul Improta August 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM
The candidates come here for the money, not the vote. Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford will always keep CT Blue, moreso as the producers leave this state because it is less and less friendly to business and to people who earn their own money. No one will be left but the losers.
Bill Hillman August 07, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Let's see if we can show a "red" Bethel
MAC August 08, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I was there in the "We Built this Mr. President" crowd across the street from his Mon. fundraiser in Stamford. For a sample of the enthusiastic protest against Obama's ruination of our nation's economy, watch the passionate "Barbara from Harlem" video linked here. Barbara is black, and an enthusiastic member of and promoter of Tea Party principles of Personal Responsibility, Limited Government, and Balanced Budgets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLebCTGHJk ..."Obama is losing independents and having trouble fundraising in Connecticut. ...it's a big switch from 2008. "Where you can really see his problems is in fundraising."... "See the financial shellacking Obama is getting from Romney in one of America's wealthiest communities"... "Romney is raising four times as much from an area that, in 2008, Obama positively relied on."... "The area is on pace to outperform the money contributed in 2008. If any donors are sitting out, they're Obama donors being replaced by Romney backers"... "Obama is getting creamed on fundraising on this crucial turf. The wealthy Connecticut crowd that paid the rent in 2008 isn't with him anymore."... http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-fundraising-problems-in-connecticut-2012-8

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