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Obama/DNC Raise $53 Million Together In March

Obama/DNC Raise $53 Million Together In March

Things are looking up for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, as they announce a fundraising total over over $50 million for the month of March.

The $53 million total collected between Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee is a nearly $10 million increase from just last month, when the groups raised $45 million.

Politico speculates that the true measure of the campaign’s interest and success will be the amount it raises for April, now that the likely nominee for the Republican party has been ascertained.  Alexander Burns writes, “The more interesting test of Obama’s fundraising potential may come in the April numbers, now that it’s unavoidably clear who the Republican nominee will be. High on the list of reasons why Democrats believe Obama’s fundraising has been solid, but not jaw-dropping, is that there hasn’t been a general election-like contrast with a Republican opponent, and financial supporters of both the grassroots and high-dollar variety haven’t felt the urgency they otherwise might.”

Also likely to add to the sense of “urgency?”  A clearer picture of exactly how much funding is going into attack groups by anonymous donors.

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8:03PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

I am 58 years old. The economic problems in the USA started in the late 1980's. New laws at that time allowed corporations to talke over any business they liked, even though the business was making money, providing jobs and had no interest is selling. Small, medium and large national companies were victimes at that time of something new, the "hostile" takeover. It happend in La Crosse, WI, where I lived for 33 years. 2 industries, Heileman's Brewing Company, (a 100-year old business, founded in La Crosse and nationally known) and Machine Products, were bought, sold and closed. Both were large employers of the local population. Another, La Crosse Footware, moved their manufacturing operations to China. They were also a large employer. Nothing has developed in the city to take the place of these businesses. I was working as a waitress at the time and I saw fewer and fewer people on my overnight shift, which had been very profitable. Fewer and fewer working-class people had money to spend on entertainment. In the 1990's my workplace closed it's third shift. I went to another restaurant 3rd shift, which also closed out that shift in about 2004 or 2005. Finally, when the second George Bush became president, many more business regulations were rolled back and the middle class was finally threatened. People who led profitable, comfortable lives saw their wages decrease, and are now reduced to just paying for food, shelter and clothing. The people farther down the line became homele

4:45PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

I can see that people are more willing to contribute if only to keep the lunatics out of the White House. Some people will learn to do with less because it is still better than the alternative.

12:12PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

The more Wall Street money, the better his chances for re-election and the worse our chances for progressive change.

9:27AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

I have always thought that the drawn out presidential race was a huge waste of money. Now that I live in Canada, I know it is. It just astounds me that there are people with no homes, people without health care, people without food and yet millions, well, billions can be spent on an election. THIS IS SO STUPID. Two months is all that is needed and all that should be done is the TV stations should give equal time to each candidate. THE END. If people can't listen and form opinions in two months then they are too dumb anyway. TWO MONTHS, not TWO YEARS.

Until the U.S. stops it's "war on drugs" and stops the waste of money on political campaigns they have no leg to stand on when it comes to saying no to any social program or a single payer medical system. The money is there to be squandered, but never there when it is truly needed to help people.

8:06AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

Steve really need to just crawl back under your rock!

6:48AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

"Obama/DNC Raise $53 Million Together In March"???

Is that ALL? OMG! They're in trouble!

They keep asking me for donations of $3 - no wonder.....

5:17AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

...and you have the audacity to ridicule the opposition when they raise $'s for political support. In other words, do as I say, not as I do. Depends on which side of the fence you're leaning.

5:15PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Jeffrey, do you have any idea how innane your posts are?

4:23PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

A vote for the American Taliban (Republicans/Tea Party) is a vote for the next Middle East and against everything America stands for. If they win America, the real America loses.

1:46PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

And yet one more story Jessica and Robin won't find at Think Progress. Our Austrian-speaking President of all 57 States gives us an unusual geography lesson:

"Only a month after lavishly praising U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, President Barack Obama ditched him at a press conference in Colombia.

"Obama’s turnabout came April 15 when he was asked about Argentina’s demand for control of the Falkland Islands, which are home to roughly 3,000 British citizens. The islands are located in the South Atlantic some 300 miles from Argentina.

"Obama also mislabeled the islands as “The Maldives,” partly because Argentina’s government says the Falkland Islands should be called the “Malvinas” islands.

"In fact, the Maldive Islands are in the Indian ocean, not in the South Atlantic. They are some 8,200 miles from the Falklands."

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