One major bright spot for Romney comes from conservative super PACs and other independent groups, which are not restrained by campaign-finance limits and outraised both Romney and the Republican National Committee in the early months of the year.
That puts Crossroads ahead of Romney’s campaign — which reported raising $31.2 million in the same period — and the Republican National Committee, which brought in $44 million, records show. Crossroads and other independent groups are expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars attacking Obama over the next 6-1/2 months.
The Romney campaign viewed the numbers as positive and said they were in a good position to challenge Obama. “Mitt Romney’s continued strong fundraising shows that voters across the country are tired of the failures from President Obama,” finance chairman Spencer Zwick said in a statement. “We will continue the hard work to raise the necessary funds to defeat President Obama and change the direction of the country.”