Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has President Barack Obama beat when it comes to fundraising in Connecticut – at least for now.
Polls show that Obama maintains a lead in Connecticut, and a fundraiser could push Obama ahead when it comes to money raised in the state.
Romney raised $4.8 million from Connecticut residents so far compared to Obama’s $2.8 million, according to the Associated Press. A on Monday could net Obama $2 million when the president meets with Hollywood celebrities and donors willing to shell out $35,000.
Nationally, Romney outraised Obama by $101 million to $75 million, according to the LA Times.
A June poll from Quinnipiac University shows Obama leading Romney by a 50 - 38 margin. Ronald Reagan in 1988 was the last Republican presidential candidate to carry the state.
Editor's note: On the subject of fundraising for federal elective office:
- You can see what your neighbors and others are (if the gift is large enough)
- (Stamford and Westport) today and tonight for fundraising events.