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BY STACEY WELSH

 

As the field of Republican presidential candidates narrows,  President Obama’s reelection campaign heats up. The president’s camp released a video Monday announcing his campaign raised $53 million in March. That’s in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee.

 

“More than 190,000 people donated for the first time this March... Making more than 567,000 in March alone.”

 

The Washington Post compares the March numbers to the February figures.

 

“In February, Obama raised $45 million from 348,000 donors. This month he upped his total by $8 million...”

 

The Post also reports, 97 percent of those donations were $250 or less. MSNBC puts the March totals in perspective, comparing them with past incumbent campaigns...

 

“Put that $53 million perspective- In March of 2004, the Bush-Cheney campaign raised $26.2 million. And the R.N.C. brought in 18.8 million for a total of 45 million.”

 

President Obama has held joint fund-raisers with the Democratic National Committee for the past few months. According to The New York Times, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney will soon try the same tactic.  

 

“Mr. Romney will begin holding joint fund-raisers as well, giving donors a one-stop shop for contributing to the campaign, the Republican National Committee and state parties.”

 

This joint-fundraising allows donors to write bigger checks,  just shy of $40,000 dollars a piece. But as the Washington Post notes, the average donation to the Obama camp in March was about $50. The Los Angeles Times reports team Obama hopes an official GOP nominee will inspire even more donors.

 

“...officials are hoping Mitt Romney's likely clinching of the nomination will serve to reignite donors who had given four years ago but have yet to do so for the 2012 effort.”

 

Romney raised about $12 million in February. The Los Angeles Times reports GOP hopefuls have not released their fundraising totals for March. Those numbers are due to the Federal Election Commission by April 20.

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Apr 16, 2012

Obama, DNC Raise $53M in March

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY STACEY WELSH

 

As the field of Republican presidential candidates narrows,  President Obama’s reelection campaign heats up. The president’s camp released a video Monday announcing his campaign raised $53 million in March. That’s in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee.

 

“More than 190,000 people donated for the first time this March... Making more than 567,000 in March alone.”

 

The Washington Post compares the March numbers to the February figures.

 

“In February, Obama raised $45 million from 348,000 donors. This month he upped his total by $8 million...”

 

The Post also reports, 97 percent of those donations were $250 or less. MSNBC puts the March totals in perspective, comparing them with past incumbent campaigns...

 

“Put that $53 million perspective- In March of 2004, the Bush-Cheney campaign raised $26.2 million. And the R.N.C. brought in 18.8 million for a total of 45 million.”

 

President Obama has held joint fund-raisers with the Democratic National Committee for the past few months. According to The New York Times, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney will soon try the same tactic.  

 

“Mr. Romney will begin holding joint fund-raisers as well, giving donors a one-stop shop for contributing to the campaign, the Republican National Committee and state parties.”

 

This joint-fundraising allows donors to write bigger checks,  just shy of $40,000 dollars a piece. But as the Washington Post notes, the average donation to the Obama camp in March was about $50. The Los Angeles Times reports team Obama hopes an official GOP nominee will inspire even more donors.

 

“...officials are hoping Mitt Romney's likely clinching of the nomination will serve to reignite donors who had given four years ago but have yet to do so for the 2012 effort.”

 

Romney raised about $12 million in February. The Los Angeles Times reports GOP hopefuls have not released their fundraising totals for March. Those numbers are due to the Federal Election Commission by April 20.

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