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Obama Leads in CT Despite Fundraising Gap

Mitt Romney raises more money than the president throughout Connecticut.

Obama Leads in CT Despite Fundraising Gap Obama Leads in CT Despite Fundraising Gap

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. George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the last Republican candidate to win the state.

Correction: The last Republican to win Connecticut was incorrectly identified as Ronald Reagan. 

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