Campaign 2012

Obama, DNC Raised $70 Million Since July

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Julia Edwards
Oct. 13, 2011, 4:12 a.m.

COR­REC­TION: An earli­er ver­sion of this story misat­trib­uted the source for the re­leased num­bers. They were re­leased by Obama for Amer­ica.

Pres­id­ent Obama and the Demo­crat­ic Na­tion­al Com­mit­tee raised a total of $70 mil­lion between Ju­ly and Septem­ber, ac­cord­ing to an e-mail from Obama for Amer­ica. The num­ber ex­ceeds his cam­paign’s ex­pect­a­tions of $55 mil­lion, but is still lower than what he raised in the first quarter.

The DNC said it raised $27.3 mil­lion in the third quarter of the year, mean­ing Obama raised about $42.8 mil­lion, far out­rais­ing his Re­pub­lic­an op­pon­ents. Former Mas­sachu­setts Gov. Mitt Rom­ney is the GOP’s top fun­draiser, bring­ing in $18 mil­lion in his first three months on the cam­paign trail.

But in or­der to keep pace with his 2008 num­bers, the pres­id­ent would need to bring in $120 mil­lion for each of the next five quar­ters, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press.