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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