(Newsroom America) -- An email marked "urgent" was sent to supporters by the Obama campaign seeking cash on Friday in a message aimed at countering GOP candidate Mitt Romney's fundraising juggernaut.
"Romney and the Republicans announced yesterday that they brought in more than $100 million in June," wrote Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. ""For context, that's about what we raised in April and May combined. We're still tallying our own numbers, but this means their gap is getting wider, and if it continues at this pace, it could cost us the election."
Messina asked suppoters to click on a link contained in his email to make a modest donation.
"If everyone who's been waiting to give pitches in $3 or more today, we can start reversing this trend in just a few hours," the email said.
Messina went onto say Romney was benefitting from multiple Super PACs, which have raised tens of millions for his campaign.
"One hundred million is alarming enough, but it doesn't even include the millions pouring into pro-Romney super PACs -- or the fact that, unlike four years ago, it's perfectly legal for the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Karl Rove, and anonymous billionaires to funnel unlimited money into attacking President Obama in critical battleground states," he wrote.
"If we don't take this seriously now, we risk finding ourselves at a point where there is too much ground to make up."
The site OpenSecrets.org, which tracks campaign spending, said more than $204 million had been raised by Super PACs this election cycle, with more than $139.5 million being spent thus far.
According to a spending chart on the group's site, more Super PAC spending has either gone "against Republicans ($76 million) and "for Democrats" ($6 million) than "for Republicans" ($46.1 million) or "against Democrats" ($11.4 million).
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