Obama asks donors to help keep margin with Romney ‘close enough’

With "one of the most important" fundraising deadlines approaching, President Obama urged supporters on Saturday to help keep campaign donation margins between him and GOP candidate Mitt Romney "close enough." 

In an e-mail, Obama acknowledges that his campaign "may not outraise" Romney, but said he was “determined to keep the margin close enough that we can win this election right away." 


"To do that I need your help today,” said Obama, pointing to Saturday night's June fundraising deadline. “The stakes in this election are real."

On the heels of this week's Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the Romney campaign was able to raise more than $4.6 million dollars in just 24 hours. The Obama campaign refused to release their fundraising totals for the same time period. 

But in an e-mail on Friday, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said, "We've out raised the Romney campaign in that time period but that's not the point."

Instead, LaBolt accused Romney of refusing to share details about what he would do "for the millions he'd leave uninsured or at the whims of insurance companies when he 'kills Obamacare dead' but he'll share the hourly details of his fundraising after the Supreme Court ruling."

In the e-mail to supporters on Saturday, Obama signed off by writing, "Good week."