Romney raised $40.1 million in April

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves after speaking at a campaign stop, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

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(CBS News) JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his party brought in $40.1 million in the month of April, a number that almost matches the $43.6 million raised by President Obama and the Democrats. The campaign and the Republican National Committee have $61.4 million cash on hand.

"Voters are tired of President Obama's broken promises," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement. "Mitt Romney has the record and plan to turn our country around - that is why he is receiving such enthusiastic support from voters across the country."

April marks the first month the Romney campaign has coordinated its fundraising efforts with the RNC, after the former Massachusetts governor became the presumptive Republican nominee. Their joint effort more than tripled the $12.6 million raised by the campaign in March.

Also on the rise - small dollar donations to the campaign. The Republican effort raised $10.1 million from those who gave less than $250, a total that added up to 95 percent of all donors in the month of April. The Obama campaign, which ha always pulled in a larger percentage of small dollar donors, raised 98 percent of its April haul from donations of $250 or less.

The infusion of cash to the Romney campaign comes as the air war between the two candidates is heating up. Crossroads USA, a pro-Romney super PAC advised by Republican strategist Karl Rove, is set to go up with a $25 million ad buy that will attack Mr. Obama on jobs, the economy, government debt, and Mr. Obama's healthcare law in at least 10 swing states. This follows a $25 million ad campaign already announced by the Obama team this month.

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