Obama $350 million,Romney $75 million

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-04-16/obama-dnc-fundraising-march/54312302/1

    Obama, DNC raised $53M in March for campaign

    WASHINGTON – President Obama's fundraising gained strength in March, as he raised a combined $53 million for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee in preparation for the next phase of the campaign: the general election battle with Republican Mitt Romney.

    Obama's March haul is nearly twice the $29.1 million he collected for himself and the party in January. In all, he has raised more than $350 million in this election cycle for his campaign and various party accounts.

    Obama's camp outlined the fundraising in an Internet video Monday that featured donors who had given as little as $5. More than 567,000 people contributed to the campaign last month. Obama's campaign, however, has urged supporters to do more, noting that Republican super PACs and other GOP-affiliated outside groups are prepared to spend heavily to oust him.

    "We're all going to have to dig even deeper," campaign manager Jim Messina said in the video. "It's going to take all of us working together."

    The campaign did not disclose the size of Obama's cash reserves at month's end. Those totals and other details of Obama fundraising will become public later this week when presidential candidates file reports with the Federal Election Commission.

    Romney has not yet released March fundraising totals, but he had collected a little more than $75 million through the end of February. This month, he began raising funds jointly with the Republican National Committee, which will run ads and conduct voter-outreach efforts in the months ahead.
  2. Obama probably wont reach a billion,but he should match would he raised in 2008

    Unfortunately for Romney he wont be able to outspend Obama 5-1 like he did Rick/Newt etc,thats the only way he can win
  3. Arnie


    You need to factor in the market value of all the free advertising Romney will get with gas prices posted on just about every corner. :D
  4. Epic


    Just to clear something up. When we talk about fundraising, are we only talking about money directly contributed to each campaign? Or are we including super pacs?
  5. A February article shows Romneys super pac raised 37 million.He's still far behind Obama even with his super pac
  6. Epic


    I wasn't saying one way or the other. I've stated a number of times that Obama will outspend Romney 3 or 4 to 1. In fact, I believe that he will have to do it for the exact same reason that Romney had to in the primaries. If your actual record dissatisfies the voting electorate, then you only have one course of action. That was Romney's situation in the primaries, but is Obama's situation in the general.

    Anyway, just wondering what the methodology was. If we are counting super pac money then it has to be considered that there are numerous partisan super pacs on both sides. Not just the ones that have been affiliated with a particular candidate.