Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams countered that Obama was the only “candidate in this race who’s going to raise taxes on the American people.”
A huge spending advantage in the final months of a close election can help a campaign as it seeks to sway undecided voters.
The campaign has already purchased most of its air time in battleground states through Election Day using money it raised earlier in the cycle.
The campaign also has poured tens of millions of dollars into setting up field offices in battleground states, launching registration drives and compiling data on voters — all expensive efforts that could pay dividends for Obama in November.
Three months from Election Day, Democrats say Romney’s fundraising gains have not forced the Obama campaign to re-evaluate its fall strategy, cut back on staffing or shift resources — signs that would show a campaign in financial trouble.
Les Coney, a top Obama donor in Chicago, said he had heard “zero concern” among the president’s finance committee members that the fundraising disparity could hurt Obama’s ability to run an effective campaign.
[...] Romney’s financial advantage means Obama must find time in his schedule to keep personally wooing donors, even as the campaign enters a phase where he will be headlining more big rallies and other public campaign events.
Going strong so far, Republicans say they’re optimistic that the Romney campaign can keep up its fundraising prowess through the fall, and they point to the campaign’s improved use of online efforts to target independent voters, evangelicals and military voters.