(NEW YORK) -- It came as no surprise to the Obama campaign that Mitt Romney outraised the president by $35 million in June.
“We assumed all along that Governor Romney and the RNC (Republican National Committee) would out-raise us. The real new dynamic in this race is obviously the Super PAC,” President Obama’s top political strategist, David Plouffe, told ABC's Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday.
On Monday, it was reported that Obama’s re-election effort raised $71 million last month compared to the Romney campaign's $106.1 million.
After losing the fundraising battle for two consecutive months, Plouffe said Tuesday morning that “money matters in politics” but “you have to have enough money to run and win your campaign and our big concern is these SuperPACs who are, you know, you’ve got a few very wealthy people lining up, trying to purchase the White House for Mr. Romney.”
On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee Chairman will take Obama on in the same Iowan town. About one hour before the president holds a roundtable discussion in Cedar Rapids, Reince Priebus will unveil a new line of attack against Obama labeling him as an “outsourcer-in-chief.”
This counters the Obama Campaign’s attack against Romney in television ads calling him a “corporate raider” who outsourced jobs. But when Stephanopoulos pressed Plouffe on fact check reports that said parts of these ads were untrue, Plouffe defended them.
“That’s just not true, George. The Washington Post did an exhaustive look at this,” he said.
“Mitt Romney, it’s clear, in his private sector experience and when he was governor, is someone who practiced outsourcing. Now as president he wants to say to companies that ship jobs overseas, ‘We’re going to reward you for that.’ What the American people want us to do is keep jobs here, bring jobs back,” Plouffe said.
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