Mitt Romney's campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised $7.4 million online in the three days since announcing Paul RyanPaul RyanDisconnect: Trump, GOP not on same page Overnight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut Poll: Disapproval growing of Paul Ryan, GOP Congress MORE as the vice presidential pick, via more than 100,000 donations.
The Romney campaign has effectively used big headline news to drive donations throughout the campaign. In June, Saul told reporters that more than 47,000 donations had driven $4.6 million to the campaign in the 24 hours after the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the president's signature healthcare law.
In July, Romney's campaign announced they had raised $101.3 million for a joint account with the Republican National Committee, outpacing President Obama's fundraising by some $25 million.
July was the third straight month Romney outraised the president's reelection efforts and the second straight month he topped the $100 million mark.