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June 7th, 2012
06:27 PM ET

Axelrod brushes off Romney's big money month

(CNN) – The senior strategist for President Barack Obama's re-election team said he's "not surprised" his campaign raised less money last month than Republican rival Mitt Romney.

David Axelrod attributed Romney's May haul of $77 million to the end of the Republican primary season, allowing the presumptive GOP nominee to shore up cash that was previously going to a crowded field of contenders.


Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • David Axelrod • Interviews • Mitt Romney
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  1. Missy

    I am totally confused..I read where the 2012 Elections were Cancelled. If that is true what is the need for reading about the up coming elections and the candidates. Would someone please explain all this to me?

    June 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  2. Griff

    "When you reach you're sixties, and caterac's problems are worse than altimer's for the aged?? Quote: (CNN) – Mitt Romney on Monday said he hopes the Supreme Court does the "right thing" and overturns President Barack Obama's sweeping (weeping) health care reform.

    "Gosh I hope they do the right thing and turn this thing down," Romney told donors in Atlanta, according to pool reports. "And say it's unconstitutional because it is. Unquote!"

    June 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  3. Manning El Paso, TX

    It a shame that it will cost each candidate a billion dollars to run for president of US. The GOP supreme court judges,
    open the flood gates approving the Super-packs, they will pour money to buy the presidency and force their rules on the American people as a corporation rather then The Rule Of The People, GOOD BY FREEDOM!

    June 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • Beth

      There is something just not right about millions upon millions of dollars being given to Romney's election campaign when so many people in the U.S. are about to lose their unemployment benefits with little hope of finding a job, 1 in 8 kids go to bed hungry and many are homeless. $77 million contributed in May alone. Why aren't these fat cats putting this money into the economy? If there is an explanation for this, I would sure like to hear it.

      June 11, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  4. Kathie

    citizens united has destroyed our elections. now the super-rich can buy any election via carpet bombing–repeat a lie over and over and soon people remember the lie as a truth. this is what happened in Wisconsin. Scottie Walker did NOT campaign on union destruction/destruction of workers' rights/destroying education/big tax breaks for the rich and the burden competely on the struggling middle class/eliminating health insurance for many dependent on Badger Care/etc. rummy feels he is entitled to the presidency–just what exactly are his "qualifications". rummy has stated some of his qualificatoins "I like to fire people", he is not concerned about the poor, the wealthy are doing fine, his record of job destruction at Bain and his continual criticism of the president. rummy has yet to put forth an actual plan except that he thinks paul ryan's pathway to destruction is "marvelous"–really it would destroy our safety nets including social security/medicare/medicaid, increase the debt. rummy will deregulate wall street–this is bush on steroids. but, rummy will run ads over and over that will just carpet bomb. pitiful that money now rules not the citizens.

    June 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  5. John

    Don`t know where else to hide this but this is a gift. Look at Axlerod and Brennan for leaks

    June 8, 2012 at 4:08 am |
  6. Mike Cornett

    lots of cash is the world of politics. They take it from strangers who help them win an election. Once in office the politition feels obligated to do a few favors for this stranger. Do you really think they work for you ? LOL. Oh, but can they talk. They can sell sand to the Arabes. Are you looking for a man or woman of integerty to run for office ?
    Sorry, there is no such thing. I'm a faithful Mormon. I thought Romney, a Mormon, would be different, but he sold out to the dream of power and influence. Mitt, you can't have it both ways. Eather you are a man of integerty and faith or a candidate who will lie his butt off to win an election. What a mess America is in. Are there any heros left in America ?

    June 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  7. Jim Thomas

    It is sad that money in that amount is wasted on crap when there is so many people un-employed,hungry,and no place to live.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    June 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  8. Louis, Jacksonville, Fl.

    Of course he did. Now he says it's because the big money guys are backing Romney. Another round of vilifying success. The same reason we hear about Wisconsin. Always excuses and passing the buck.

    June 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm |

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