Archive for Friday, January 13, 2012

Obama, DNC raise $68M in final 3 months of 2011

January 13, 2012


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hauled in more than $68 million for his campaign and the Democratic Party during the final three months of 2011, a show of force that allows him to compete — for now at least — in the new reality of freewheeling outside political groups.

The latest infusion of money, announced Thursday, adds up to more than $220 million in 2011 for the president’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee, putting Obama far ahead of other Republican presidential candidates. In most years, it might amount to a substantial fundraising advantage, but a flurry of super PACs and big-dollar independent groups have changed the rules of campaign money.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a video to supporters that they collected more than $42 million for the quarter, with the DNC bringing in more than $24 million, along with $1 million for a joint fund to help state parties in key states. That beat an internal goal of $60 million combined for the quarter.

It came a day after the campaign of Republican front-runner Mitt Romney said it had raised $56 million for the primary through Dec. 31, including $24 million during the final three months of 2011.

Yet, even with the current money advantage over Romney and the rest of the GOP field, Democrats are hoping to remain competitive with Republicans because of the dominance of outside groups.

GOP-supportive super PACs have raised tens of millions of dollars this primary season.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years ago

Be prepared for a $billion onslaught of demagoguery, thanks to the activist Roberts Supreme Court.

littlexav 6 years ago

"Beaucoup." I think you meant "beaucoup."

littlexav 6 years ago

Also (and this isn't your fault, because they just printed a retraction) but that's not the same "Bain." Just a coincidence. "Bain & Co. said it has no connection to the “Bain Consulting” firm referenced in government documents."

bad_dog 6 years ago

Obama must have liked Romney's tactics versus Gingrich in Iowa.

Talk about hypocrisy, sheesh.

Mike Ford 6 years ago

uh the gop world money is god....uh oh...people still give including me math... get used to it...faux is real news right????

Paul R Getto 6 years ago

It appears for R's, money is godly; for D's it must be coming from that fallen angel whom god kicked out for insubordination.

beatrice 6 years ago

Will it be possible for the Obama group to attack Romney in a way in which he hasn't already been attacked by his fellow Republicans?

I am sure the companies that sell advertising time will appreciate all the money.

Flap Doodle 6 years ago

Since the Mope pretty much killed the concept of public campaign financing, he's been in desperate fund-raising mode a large percent of the time he should be paying attention to running the country. The fat cats and Hollywood elite are probably getting weary of all those $10,000-a-plate dinners.

beatrice 6 years ago

Who is the Mope? Is it Gingrich?

I'm sure the fat cats and corporate elites never tire of the high priced Republican fundraisers. (rolling my eyes)

bad_dog 6 years ago

"In other First Family news:"

Hmm one would likely have to think there was a reference to the first family in the above article given your "breaking news" lead in, snap. I must admit however, it's really important that you bring this off topic item to our attention particularly given no other presidents or their family members have experience with DUIs or underage possession of alcohol. Oh snap! A certain fomer president & his family come to mind...

Flap Doodle 6 years ago

The article does say that the miscreant is an uncle of the Mope. That's a reference. It seems that CNN and Salon are not reporting the current problems of the alcoholic relatives of the current resident of the White House. But hey, your google skills are excellent.

bad_dog 6 years ago

Well it appears many of your comprehension skills are deficient given that was not the topic of the subject article. You know, the one you posted on?

Nevertheless, feel free to continue posting links to more irrelevant, off topic blather. Your skills are certainly quite adequate for those purposes.

That and stalking merrill, of course.

Mike Ford 6 years ago

hey snap I give $3 a time....I guess I'm a fatcat.....what nonsense you speak....

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