Obama Pulls Ahead of Romney in Fundraising

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For the first time in four months, President Barack Obama has pulled ahead of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in fundraising.

Obama brought in $114 million in August to Romney's $111 million.

Despite Obama's money advantage for last month, it was the third straight month Romney collected more than $100 million. Obama raised only $75 million in July.

Still, the race to win votes remains tight as Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are gearing up for the final stretch of the campaign season.

The Gallup Daily Tracking Poll gives Obama a five-point lead over Romney.

Romney is beginning his week with a rally in Mansfield, Ohio, while the president is scheduled to be at the White House.

The candidates traded jabs at each other on the campaign trail this weekend, The president blasted Romney's plan for Medicare.

"So here's the bottom line, their plan bankrupts Medicare. Our plan strengthens Medicare," Obama said in a stump speech to seniors in Florida.

In an NBC News interview, Romney hit the president with a look at August's dismal jobs numbers. According to the latest report from the Labor Department, the economy added only 96,000 jobs last month.

"I think it is a jobless recovery, if it's a recovery at all," Romney said. "It really doesn't look like a recovery."

Romney also made headlines in that weekend television interview when he said he'd like to keep parts of the president's health care law.

"I'm not getting rid of all of health care reform," Romney said. "There are a number of things I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place. One is to make sure those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage."

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