2012 Election Fundraising: Obama Raises $5 Million in 1 Night
Republican candidates' money raised is only a fraction.
For the last few weeks, the Obama campaign has been campaigning non-stop, building more offices and holding even more fundraisers.
Just yesterday, Obama for America opened an Iowa headquarters in Des Moines. Even though Obama won Iowa in 2008, it is still considered a swing state — especially since the last presidential election. Obama is going to need as much man power as possible; hence, why there’s been so much activity in his camp.
Obama recently celebrated his 100th New York fundraiser, bringing in $5 million in one night. The main event was a $35,000 a plate dinner at ABC Kitchen. This is nothing new for the president, having brought in $1.5 million earlier this year during an event in Harlem New York.
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Unfortunately, the Republican nominees can not compare. Even comparing Mitt Romney, who has raised the most out of all the Republican nominees, is hard. Obama has raised $151.4 million in campaign funds so far, compared to Mitt Romney’s $63.7 million. What’s crazy is that Ron Paul is the third most productive when it comes to campaign dollars, with $31.1 million.
When comparing Obama’s January results in 2008 to Obama 2012, his fundraising isn’t actually doing as well. However, when you look at the sheer numbers…well…see for yourself.
Final numbers for Obama 2008 campaign was $409.2 and that was without public financing. There’s definitely a lot to prove this year.