It may not be quite as much as they managed to fund raise in the third quarter of 2011, but the Obama reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee have announced that together, the two groups raised $68 million for the final three months of the year.
Roll Call reports, “‘We had another strong quarter, and we continue to have more people giving to this campaign than any other in history,’ Obama campaign manager Jim Messina wrote in an email to supporters today.”
The two organizations’ number is about $2 million shy of their total the previous quarter, but still is an impressive haul. Still, as Politico notes, it’s not as much as the Bush campaign and RNC raised together at the end of 2003.
According to Messina, $42 million goes to the Obama reelection fund, $24 million to the DNC, and the rest to a fund dedicated to winning swing state elections.
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