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Mitt Romney's campaign raised $100 million in June when combined with the Republican National Committee and the campaign's joint fundraising vehicle, known as Romney Victory. If these numbers hold up -- we will finally see Romney Victory's fundraising on July 15 -- Romney and the RNC will be the first candidate and party duo to break $100 million in the 2012 race. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised more than $100 million in three consecutive months in 2008 and set the record for joint fundraising in September of that year raising $195 million. The Obama camp hasn't come close to those numbers yet in 2012 with their top joint fundraising total reaching $59 million in May.

BREAKING: California became the sixth and largest state to pass a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United. The resolution, previously passed in the state Assembly, received a favorable vote of 24-11 in the state Senate today.

The New York Times' Robert Draper has a long piece in this weekend's magazine about the mad dash for super PAC cash by the team behind Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC. It's a real must-read to understand the absurd lengths the super PAC must go to to solicit $1 million checks. Also, "As of late June, the super PAC has amassed a total of $40 million, with almost $20 million in the bank and about a dozen million-dollar donors onboard." This would mean that the pro-Obama super PAC would have raised $26 million in June! If so, it would be the biggest haul by any single super PAC in one month since super PACs were conjured into existence.

The Washington Post reports that presidential fundraising is down from 2008, while congressional fundraising is up. The main difference from 2008 to 2012: the lack of a blockbuster three-way primary on the Democratic side.

Activists threw $5,000 out of a window in Seattle to protest Citizens United. Lucky pedestrians just happy to get free money.

The pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, is launching a $7.2 million ad blitz during the London Olympics.

Democratic lawmakers who voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt have received millions in support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), HuffPost reports.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) reports that it raised $2.5 million in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold nearly all of the historic health care law passed in 2010.

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TRACKING INDEPENDENT SPENDING:

These numbers represent spending by independent groups, like super PACs and non-profits, to support or oppose a particular candidate in 2012. Fundrace will update this spending daily to help show which candidates are gaining from the proliferation of independent groups in this coming election.

Presidential Race:
Mitt Romney (R), $7,337,304 to support, $21,006,667 to oppose. (Oppose: +$34,000)
Barack Obama (D), $882,828 to support, $9,695,138 to oppose. (Oppose: +$146,210)

Most Outside Spending for Congressional Candidates:
TX-Senate: Ted Cruz (R), $933,252 to support, $2,325,821 to oppose.
TX-Senate: David Dewhurst (R), $536,126 to support, $2,481,715 to oppose.
IN-Senate: Richard Mourdock (R), $1,442,961 to support, $1,280,052 to oppose.
OH-SEN: Josh Mandel (R), $172,404 to support, $1,739,326 to oppose.
IN-Senate: Dick Lugar (R), $208,628 to support, $1,671,841 to oppose.

RECENT INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund, $50 to oppose Barack Obama for President.
MoveOn.org Political Action, $25,000 to oppose Mitt Romney for President.
Progress for Washington, $21,328 to oppose Suzan DelBene for Congress in Washington's 1st District.
Working Families For Hawaii, $35,600 to support Mazie Hirono for Senate in Hawaii.
Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, $1,498 to oppose Barack Obama for President.
SEIU COPE, $9,000 to oppose Mitt Romney for President.
Florida Freedom PAC, $144,662 to oppose Barack Obama for President.

RECENT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REGISTRATIONS

Senate Conservatives Action, Alexandria, Va., Treasurer: Lisa Lisker. (Super PAC)
Defenders of the Republic, Walnut Grove, Calif., Treasurer: Vona L. Copp. (Super PAC)
The Great American Super PAC, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Treasurer: Corey Jackson Brown. (Super PAC)
Citizens 4 Ethics in Government, Nashville, Tenn., Treasurer: Michael Leisey. (Super PAC)
Pride of America, Foresthill, Calif., Treasurer: Debora Albee. (Super PAC)
Student Voice Project, Pasco, Wash., Treasurer: Jared M. Costanzo. (Super PAC)

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