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Bad news for Obama -- Romney shrinks the campaign money gap

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Then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in 2012.AP

It's a good bet that there was an air of smug satisfaction in President Obama's Chicago headquarters last month when both sides in the White House race posted their end-of-April cash-on-hand numbers.

Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee had a combined $139 million in the bank while the newly minted presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, and the Republican National Committee had a total of $44 million. And $35 million of that was the RNC's. Mr. Romney's coffers were nearly bare.

Fast forward to June 7. The Obama campaign announced the combined Democratic effort had taken in $60 million in May, primarily from an extensive schedule of presidential fundraisers (including $15 million from a dinner at actor George Clooney's).

To continue reading Mr. Rove's column in The Wall Street Journal, click here.

Karl Rove joined Fox News Channel (FNC) as a political contributor in February 2008. He also currently serves as a columnist for the Wall Street Journal.