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Obama edges Romney in August fundraising
Hotair ^ | 09/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/10/2012 8:02:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Barack Obama's fundraising bounced back in a big way last month. After three straight months of getting bested by the Mitt Romney/RNC fundraising juggernaut, Team Obama and the DNC managed to score a narrow victory in August. Moments after Team Romney announced that they had raised $111.6 million — their best month yet — Team Obama announced they had raised $114 million:

President Barack Obama and Democrats raised more than $114 million for his campaign in August, a campaign official says.

The total far exceeds Obama’s earlier monthly fundraising totals. He trailed Mitt Romney and Republicans in fundraising in July for the third straight month.

As Politico’s James Hohmann points out in his Morning Score e-mail, that still leaves out a key indicator, emphasis mine:

President Obama raised $114 million last month, and Mitt Romney took in $111.6 million. Romney’s campaign, including the RNC and state parties it raises money through, have about $168.5 million cash on hand. The Obama camp has not announced how much they have. Boston announced their numbers at midnight, and Chicago responded with theirs at 12:22. Chicago is highlighting that they had 1.1 million donors last month, including 317 thousand new ones. The Romney camp is highlighting that 94 percent (or 822,223) of their donations were for $250 or less, accounting for $34.6 million of his haul. Chicago says 98 percent of Obama’s donations were for $250 or less, and that the average gift was $58.

During the summer, the burn rate for Team Obama has exceeded 100%; they have spent more money than they have raised. Romney, on the other hand, has continually added to his cash on hand. For the first time this year, that was also true of Team Romney in August, as they spent $17 million more than they raised. The fundraising for Team Obama got very aggressive in August, filled with wheedling, cajoling, and dire predictions of catastrophe. To some extent, that seems to have worked despite getting some bad press over it.

Even so, at least at the moment it appears that Romney will continue to enjoy a cash-on-hand lead at the official start of the general-election fight, even if Obama managed to achieve parity for a month on the top-line figure.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fundraising; obama; romney

1 posted on 09/10/2012 8:02:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Giving away a trillion dollars to his pals and associates really paying off now.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 8:08:35 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind
Chicago is highlighting that they had 1.1 million donors last month, including 317 thousand new ones. The Romney camp is highlighting that 94 percent (or 822,223) of their donations were for $250 or less, accounting for $34.6 million of his haul. Chicago says 98 percent of Obama’s donations were for $250 or less, and that the average gift was $58.

Re-implementing the 2008 untraceable shady money strategy.

3 posted on 09/10/2012 8:13:47 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those untraceable foreign $3 and $5 contributions are kicking in at last by the millions. Obam is very pleased!/s


4 posted on 09/10/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Given the timing of “the chair” released his numbers approximately 20 minutes after Mitt sounds very suspicious.

Plus the DNC convention had a deficit of $15 million. How can their convention be short when they are allegedly swimming in money?

It’s not adding up, folks!


5 posted on 09/10/2012 8:15:22 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: SeekAndFind

At this point, it look slike its pretty much over for Romney.

He was good at blwoing conservatives out of the water then crapped out in the general election two months before November.

Great.

The GOP has now become the Grand Obsolete Party and its time for a new thrid party to arise and purge the Roves, etc from public life.

I still intend to support Romney though.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 8:15:27 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, strike up the freaking band! For months the Obama gang has been whining about Romney out raising him on campaign money, now in a “bump” Obama bests him by around three million, and the crowd goes wild...the MSM crowd, that is.

Laying one brick does not a bricklayer make; this snapshot in time means nothing substantial...moosechelle spends that taking a vacation.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 8:17:21 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a article in breaking news that claims Romney raised a record ammount money..?


8 posted on 09/10/2012 8:17:56 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the same PHONY, LYING crap as when corrupt RAT voting precincts release their numbers right after the real vote totals have come in. “What number do we need???”


9 posted on 09/10/2012 8:21:29 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: ZULU

Unless a large group of people form a “3rd” party between now and 2013 it probably aint gonna happen.
The only exception would be Romney is a absolute disaster.
Even then I rather doubt it.
I mean look at this election cycle...it felt like we need someone on par with Reagan and the heart of Palin and what do we get...Willard.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 8:24:21 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder how many more people are going to start threads that A. Talk about Obama rasing more money in August than Romney

and B. Obama ahead in every poll. This is been reported all night and morning.
11 posted on 09/10/2012 8:26:49 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: ZULU

LoL!

Ok...sure.

You folks really should switch up your scripts.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 8:28:49 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind

So, they bested Romney by almost 3 million for one month. That should help... uh, pay for the five million in immediate obligations they owe from their convention...:

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/democrats-ran-their-convention-like-they-run-the-country-at-a-deficit/question-3160005/


13 posted on 09/10/2012 8:29:12 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This smells fishy. Why were they later in releasing this info?


14 posted on 09/10/2012 8:31:52 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: ZULU
The conservatives lost because there were too many conservative candidates in the field, all of whom had insufficient organization, weak finances, or moral issues, real (Gingrich) or imagined (Cain). (I personally suspect the rumor campaign against Cain was a Democrat dirty trick, as a Cain Presidential nomination threatened Obama's lock on the black vote. Cain is a real African-American; Obama is a mixed race man whose black father was a foreigner.) Additionally, Bachmann and Santorum, both of whom homeschooled their children, had made several statements to Christian conservatives that would be considered scary to those who are not.

That leaves us Paul and Romney. Paul had good organization and decent finances, but he is a libertarian and not a conservative. The GOP base is not libertarian, especially in the Southern stronghold. After Huntsman left the race, Romney had the moderate field to himself. His organization was strong and his finances were top drawer. He followed the same strategy that worked for McCain four years earlier.

Unlike McCain or Dole (or for that matter Kerry), Romney has a really strong ambition to become President and lacks a day job to return to if he is defeated. If Romney can keep pace with the Obama money machine, as he has done so far, and spends it effectively, he can win.

15 posted on 09/10/2012 8:37:38 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: ZULU
At this point, it looks like its pretty much over for Romney.

I'm glad you said that. Now I don't have to stand in line to vote or waste my money and time supporting candidates. The media has said Obama is ahead and is raising more money, so I know it's true.

Whew! I feel more relaxed already.

16 posted on 09/10/2012 8:38:16 AM PDT by gramho12
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To: SeekAndFind
I kept hearing "Obama edges Romney in August fundraising" on the radio this morning but nowhere did I hear the all important "...by 2%." (That's assuming Obama collects the entire $114 million, that no checks bounce, and that his campaign didn't have their thumb on the scale.)

The media here is so far up Obama's butt that they can taste the $300 White House wine before he does. It's truly disgusting.

17 posted on 09/10/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess everybody sold their pig crops and donated to Obama.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 8:47:15 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: gramho12

I’m sorry.

I’m just so depressed and angry at what I am seeing.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Sooth2222

“...The media here is so far up Obama’s butt that they can taste the $300 White House wine before he does. It’s truly disgusting.”

Classic!

Thanks!


20 posted on 09/10/2012 8:55:43 AM PDT by petro45acp (The question isn't "are you better off?" it should be "is it really the government's job?")
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To: Sooth2222

-— The media here is so far up Obama’s butt that they can taste the $300 White House wine before he does.-—

Yup. Don’t see it working, though. In MA I am observing zero enthusiasm. Night and day, compared to 08. I think some folks are embarrassed.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 8:59:20 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

An obama voter does not have the intelligence to be embarrassed.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 9:02:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: ZULU

YOU SOUND LIKE A DEMOCRAT. IF IT IS OVER THEN YOUR SUPPORT IS NOT NEEDED. WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT. SOUNDS LIKE A SHILL TO ME. NICE TRY.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 9:06:43 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: sport

You have a point.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: TMA62
I mean, do you, do you think the lying commie POS in our White House may be lying about his fundraising numbers?????
The bozo released his numbers AFTER Romney released his...the bozo likes to play the game “Can You Top This.” And since there's no way to prove the bozo's exact numbers, (is there?) I would say that the commie bozo lies again!
25 posted on 09/10/2012 10:07:21 AM PDT by itssme
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder how much union dues increased?.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: GilGil

Hey, liar.

CHECK OUT MY PREVIOUS POSTS GOING BACK SEVERAL YEARS. THEN COME BACK AND TELL ME I’M A DEMOCRAT.

AND I CAN HEAR JUST FINE. YOU DON’T NEED TO SHOUT.

I’m agnry and depressed over the recent polls and Romney’sd failure to aggressively attack Obama. So far, he’s running a BAD campaign.

Verstehen???


27 posted on 09/10/2012 10:39:23 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: itssme

Apparently, both campaigns are to officially report the August numbers on Sept 20. We’ll know then.

I think that “the chair” lied about their August fundraising numbers. They also did not even report the cash on hand they have. I would not be surprised if they are in a deficit right now.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 10:59:22 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: ZULU

You have been suckered in and they are leading you by the nose. You are the one who has swallowed the Kool-aid and stated:” At this point, it looks like its pretty much over for Romney.”

So we do not really need your vote or your support since your own words you have thrown in the towel. You are so weak minded and gullible that you are unable to control your emotions. At the smallest suggestion you cry for your mommy to make your booboo all better. Try and stop thinking that you have lost and you will find that you are unable. You are drowning in a sea of failure. The Democrats love people like you and they are targeting your type.

You do not have the spine or character to win. Stay home and let the adults do the voting. You are unable to add anything to the winners circle.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

I think you are an idiot - and an uniformed idiot at that.

Have a great day.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 11:15:22 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU

You are the one on record as saying:” I think it is over.”

You are arguing to us all that Romney has failed, that we need to look at your reasons for failure, and that we need to follow you into failure.

You are terrified by the Democrats and you cannot control your emotions. That is your sentence to failure not Romney.

Your only response is to label people “idiots” for not agreeing with you that all is lost. You are the Democrats’ dream come true.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: SeekAndFind

Who can believe anything or any figures put out by the Obama campaign. They all just lie, lie, lie.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: GilGil

I don’t want my country to wind up a smoking ruin, a replica of the third world garabge dump Obama has his roots in.

I’m angry with Romney’s campaign efforts so far when he did such a bang-up job of smearing conservatives.

I want him to get his butt in gear and kick Obama’s backside.

But so far, he is taking the same damn high road to defeat that other RINO idiot McCain took.

I WANT him to beat Obama. I WANT Obama out of the White House.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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