This will surely be followed by another round of calls from Democrats to get money out of politics.
Mitt Romney raised $40.1 million in his first month as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, nearly matching President Barack Obama’s total.
Mr. Romney’s total for April falls just shy of the $43.6 million the president raised last month and shows Mr. Romney benefiting from the resolution of the nomination contest. The Romney campaign raised the money in conjunction with the Republican National Committee and a combination of state and national party committees.
The April fundraising figures mark a steep jump from the $12.6 million Mr. Romney raised in March and offers the first evidence that the likely GOP nominee may be able to keep pace with the president. The Republican also benefits from a collection of well-funded outside groups that have already spent millions hammering Mr. Obama and have plans to spend hundreds of millions more to unseat the president. Democrats will draw support from labor unions and other allies.
Not to mention the millions in free advertising for Dear Leader by the state-controlled media.