Mitt Romney is catching up in the race for campaign cash.
Romney and the Republican National Committee, which is spending money on behalf of the Republican candidate, brought in $40.1 million during April, according to a campaign statement. That’s just shy of the $43.6 million raised by the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee during the same period.
The figures represent a turn of fortune for Romney in comparison with the previous month. When Romney became the presumptive nominee, he started raising money for the RNC at his fundraisers and collecting checks of $40,000 or more from one person. In March, he raised $12.7 million, compared with $35.1 million for the president’s campaign.
Romney has stepped up fundraising in recent weeks with events every day or two. On Thursday, he held a $50,000-a-plate lunch fundraiser at the Epping Forest Yacht Club in Jacksonville, Fla., decrying President Obama’s plans to let tax cuts on the wealthy expire. A day earlier, Romney said he raised $2 million during an event in Coral Gables, Fla.