Election 2012

Obama Campaign Sets New Fundraising Record

Good news -- the Obama campaign set a new record during the month of September for total amount of funds raised.

WASHINGTON—The Obama campaign set a new monthly fundraising record for the 2012 election cycle, taking in more than $150 million in September as supporters rallied behind the president in the final phase of the election, according to people familiar with the totals.

The September total far surpasses the $114 million raised in August, when the Obama team snapped a three-month streak in which it was outraised by Republican challenger Mitt Romney. At the time, the $114 million was the most the Obama campaign had collected in any one month in the 2012 election season. The most the Romney campaign has collected so far was $111 million in August.

The Romney campaign has yet to report their fundraising total for September, but if it's more than $150 million I'll eat my hat.

  • mrbrink

    What’s missing from the raw fundraising numbers, though, is that with president Obama– you can see where that money is going, right? It’s going toward the most formidable campaign operation in history. Utilizing technology and communication in such a way that sets new standards. Whereas, Mitt Romney is using his hundreds of millions on a campaign filled with talking point imbeciles, white boards, and neocon burnouts.