Sunday June 24, 2012

BOSTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney and Barack Obama aren't spending much time stumping for votes in Massachusetts, but that isn't stopping them from using the Bay State as a campaign ATM.

The two have raised more than $12.6 million in direct contributions from residents of Massachusetts as of the end of May.

Romney collected nearly $4.9 million in Massachusetts, a state where Republicans make up just 11 percent of the electorate, but one he governed for four years.

Obama, who easily won the state in 2008 and is leading by double digits in one recent poll, has pulled in more than $7.7 million in direct contributions.

Obama is hoping to add to that total with a series of fundraisers in Massachusetts on Monday, including an event at Boston's historic Symphony Hall.


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