Allison is the Editorial Director at the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing transparency in government.
Can we finally stop hearing the erroneous claim that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is winning the fund-raising battle against President Barack Obama, the all-time champion when it comes to vacuuming up campaign cash? In August, the GOP nominee had his best month of fund-raising - and fell about $2 million short of Obama's haul.
As the Sunlight Foundation has previously noted, Obama began raising money for his reelection bid in April 2011, pulling in tens of millions of dollars each month for his reelection committee and the Democratic National Committee. Romney only began his joint fund-raising efforts with the Republican National Committee in April 2012, a full year after Obama.