Mitt Romney fundraising jumps after V.P. roll out

Posted on: 1:58 pm, August 12, 2012, by , updated on: 09:37pm, August 12, 2012

(CNN) — Following the roll out of his vice presidential pick, Mitt Romney’s fundraising numbers got a Republican enthusiasm-fueled boost.

On Sunday, Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, wrote on Twitter that fund-raising had spiked for the candidate after revealing Paul Ryan as his running mate.

“$3.5 million raised online in 24 hrs of @MittRomney’s pick of @PaulRyanVP #RomneyRyan2012″

That was a jump from midday Saturday, when Saul wrote that Romney had brought in just over $1 million since Ryan’s name went public.

“HERE FIRST: @MittRomney has raised over $1.2 million since pick of @PaulRyanVP #LessThan4Hours”

Later Saturday afternoon, Saul tweeted again updating the Romney campaign fundraising numbers to just over $2 million.

“Just passed $2 million raised since @MittRomney announced @PaulRyanVP #RomneyRyan2012″

In July, Romney’s campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $101.3 million – an average of $3.4 million per day, raised mostly through high-dollar fund-raisers.

Together, the RNC and Romney’s campaign ended July with $185.9 million cash on hand. The Republican effort had $160 million in the campaign war chest at the end of June. Both months’ numbers include money raised by Romney’s campaign, the Republican National Committee, and several state parties in a joint committee known as Romney Victory.

Compare the Romney fundraising numbers to those of Obama and the Democratic National Committee’s July haul of $75 million and $71 million in June. Last month marked the third consecutive month the president was outraised by Romney.

Romney’s campaign weren’t the only ones fund-raising off the Ryan announcement, however. Following Romney’s vice presidential announcement, senior adviser David Axelrod emailed supporters touting a new web video attacking the newly formed pair and asking folks to ‘chip in.’

CLICK HERE for more coverage of Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan as his running mate via FOX6Now.com.

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