The last time Barack Obama lost a fundraising battle against an electoral opponent was the final quarter of 2007 when Hillary Clinton outraised him $27 million to $23 million in their Democratic primary race.
Today, Mitt Romney announced that he and the RNC had raised $76 million in May. Obama and the DNC’s total was $60 million.
For old time’s sake, here’s a clip of Tim Russert at a 2008 Democratic primary debate grilling then-candidate Barack Obama on his then-impending decision to break a campaign promise and forego public financing.
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.
After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales
Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos
If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter
Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.