Both Campaigns Raised a Lot of Money This Weekend

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NORFOLK, VA - AUGUST 11:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) jokes with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) after announcing him as the "next PRESIDENT of the United States" during an event announcing him as his running mate in front of the USS Wisconsin August 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. Ryan, a seven term congressman, is Chairman of the House Budget Committee and provides a strong contrast to the Obama administration on fiscal policy.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The Romney campaign raised $3.5 million online in the 24 hours following the Paul Ryan announcement, according to spokeswoman Andrea Saul. Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Obama will appear at five fund-raisers; the events are expected to bring in a combined $6.4 million, making today one of the campaign's most lucrative.