Obama leads Georgia Fundraising; Romney Closing Gap

May 22, 2012 12:00 AM
Obama leads Georgia Fundraising; Romney Closing Gap
" ATLANTA (WAOK/AP) - President Barack Obama continues to collect more money from Georgians than Republican challenger Mitt Romney, but the fundraising gap between the two in the state is closing.

An analysis of campaign finance reports found that Obama’s re-election campaign reported about $283,000 raised from Georgia in April, while Romney brought in about $191,000.

The disparity narrowed considerably from March, when Obama outraised Romney by a nearly six-to-one margin because of a presidential fundraising swing that included a stop at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s home.

Neither candidate appeared in Georgia to raise money in April.

Overall, Obama’s campaign raised $25.7 million for the month and had $115 million on hand entering May.

Romney raised $11.7 million and had $9.2 million in the bank. "

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