Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee said today they raised $40.1 million in April, close to what President Obama and the Democratic Party took in last month.
By comparison, Obama and his allies raised $43.6 million in April.
"Voters are tired of President Obama's broken promises," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement released by the Romney campaign. "Mitt Romney has the record and plan to turn our country around - that is why he is receiving such enthusiastic support from voters across the country."
The campaign says there is $61.4 million in the bank. Nearly all -- 95% -- of the contributions last month came in chunks of $250 or less.
Romney began jointly raising money for the fall campaign with the RNC and various state party committees only last month when it became clear he would become the GOP presidential nominee. Their goal is to raise $800 million for the general election.
Romney's fundraising figures were first reported by The New York Times.