Restore our Future
After months of lagging behind, Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting President Obama, out-raised its counterpart backing Mitt Romney in August.
Priorities raised just over $10 million, compared to $7 million for Restore Our Future, the Romney-sanctioned super PAC.
The jumpstart included some help from a few familiar New York donors.
Priorities USA Action, the super PAC formed to support President Obama, reported its best fund-raising month in its history yesterday, with just over $4 million raised in May.
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Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney, reported today that it raised just under $5 million in the month of May.
President Obama's super PAC is still struggling to raise money, and nowhere is it more conspicuous than in New York.
According to the latest F.E.C. filings, Priorities USA Action raised just over $1.5 million in April, which included $1 million from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Donors from across New York State gave a grand total of $12,500 last month.
Last week, Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting President Obama, leaked its $2 million in February fund-raising total and tried to put a good spin on it.
Co-founder Bill Burton told ABC News that was "40 times better than January," and ABC reported it as a "positive step" for the PAC, following an anemic January, when it raised just over $58,000.
With the exception of a small number of donors to Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, that surge in super PAC money isn't coming from New York, according to January fund-raising reports released yesterday.