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Obama Campaign Outstrips Mitt Romney In August Fundraising
Guardian (UK) ^ | September 10, 2012

Posted on 09/10/2012 6:35:13 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama Campaign Outstrips Mitt Romney In August Fundraising Advisers say president's total of $114m came from grassroots donations, not from 'limitless checks' they say Romney enjoys

10 September 2012

President Barack Obama broke Mitt Romney's dominance of fundraising last month after sending out a series of increasingly desperate and frenetic appeals for cash.

Obama raised more than $114m compared with Romney's $111m, figures released on Monday showed. It comes after three straight months in which the president has been beaten by his White House rival in terms of campaign donations.

Obama's $114m in August represented a big jump from the $75m he raised in July, and came after a series of emails, television appeals and other pleas for help.

Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, attributed the rise to small donations. The Democrats like to portray their fundraising as being reliant on a large grassroots movement, rather than the wealthy donors they claim Romney relies on.

More than 1.1 million made contributions averaging $58, the campaign said. More than 317,000 had never contributed to a campaign before, it added.

The Obama camp said that since the re-election campaign began, more than 3.1 million Americans have donated money to their cause, more than in 2008. Ninety-eight percent of donations were $250 or less.

Obama's surprise fundraising success was announced earlier Monday in a tweet from his campaign team less than 30 minutes after the Romney campaign published its results.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; bho2012; fundraising

1 posted on 09/10/2012 6:35:18 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Advisers say president's total of $114m came from grassroots donations, not from 'limitless checks'

Sorry Skippy. I've got to call bull**** on that. Unless Barry's campaign is now taking EBT cards (Which I wouldn't doubt they do), Barry's freeloaders claim that they don't have any money. Where would a bunch of lowlife, 'RAT freeloaders get 114 million bucks? OPM?

2 posted on 09/10/2012 6:40:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Diversity and political correctness. The real reason 09-11-01 happened.)
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To: Steelfish

And every donation was a debit card.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: Steelfish

Since when is less than a 3 percent difference “outstripped”? And seriously, the fact that Obama is going to have to pay up something like $15 million for last week alone is going to put a hell of a dent in his war chest. Finally, incumbents are EXPECTED to outraise challengers!


4 posted on 09/10/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Steelfish

Hussein is ahead in the polls and raised more money - the two are connected. He’s in an all out campaign to get votes and money. If a person gives money, any amount of money, that person is more likely to go vote because they have a money investment now.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Steelfish

Considering the fact that Hussein practically owns the DOJ as well as the Supreme Court, his campaign can get away with anything — including illegal donations from abroad.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 6:51:19 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: OCCASparky
“And seriously, the fact that Obama is going to have to pay up something like $15 million for last week alone is going to put a hell of a dent in his war chest.”

The US government pays for both party's national convention.

7 posted on 09/10/2012 6:52:18 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

” Sorry Skippy. I’ve got to call bull**** on that. Unless Barry’s campaign is now taking EBT cards (Which I wouldn’t doubt they do), Barry’s freeloaders claim that they don’t have any money. Where would a bunch of lowlife, ‘RAT freeloaders get 114 million bucks? OPM?”

The gays and abortion loving feminists and other secular elitists are giving him money.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 6:52:55 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Steelfish

Oh noez


9 posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:25 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Marcella

Mitt has a 14 point lead with indies per cnn. If this is true this race is over


10 posted on 09/10/2012 7:02:07 PM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: Steelfish
Obama raised more than $114m compared with Romney's $111m,

Wow...now that is one huge gap...

With the media hype over this you would think Obama has outraised Romney 2-1 or better.

11 posted on 09/10/2012 7:11:03 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Steelfish

It’s not just what you take in, but what you spend, too. If I recall correctly, the anti-Christ’s infrastructure is more expensive than Gov. Romney’s.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Steelfish

That’s less than the amount that it turned out was charged to cards each month four years ago without the cardholder’s consent. I wonder how many moms will find out that their cellar dweller borrowed their card.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 7:15:28 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Steelfish

The Independent GOP PACs are clobbering the Democrat PACs in fundraising.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 7:16:43 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Marcella
The US government pays for both party's national convention.

No they don't. The partys do. Mainly from Corp donations. Duke Energy mostly paid for the Democrat convention

15 posted on 09/10/2012 7:24:25 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Marcella

Yes and now instead of having $60 million more the Obama to spend, Romney only has $57 million more


16 posted on 09/10/2012 7:25:40 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Steelfish

Much like the new job numbers, these too will be revised downward next week.


17 posted on 09/10/2012 7:26:21 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Steelfish

how does 114 vs 111 translate into “outstrips”?


18 posted on 09/10/2012 7:42:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Jyotishi

Not just foreign donations. As we get closer to election day he can borrow money from the big banks knowing he will never pay the money back. What bank will turn down a request from the campaign for a “short term” $50 million loan knowing if they turn it down the full force of the SEC, IRS, and Justice Department will be brought down on the bank and it’s officers if Obama wins. $50 million each from the five largest banks is $250 million.

From Obama’s perspective it is just another crooked Chicago scam. If he loses the election, the campaign goes belly up and doesn’t repay the loans — no skin off his back. If he wins, the bank CEO’s will experience quiet one on one meetings with political operatives explaining how it would be in their best interest to forgive the loans. It wouldn’t surprise me if after election day we learn the O campaign is several hundred million in debt with no intention of repaying. After all, who will stand up and say no? Plus think of the joy he will get from stiffing a bunch of greedy capitalist bankers.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 7:47:58 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: MNJohnnie

The government(taxpayers) contributed about $130 million to both parties for their conventions. Congress needs to zero that out in the future!


20 posted on 09/10/2012 7:53:19 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Steelfish; FlingWingFlyer; Terry Mross; OCCASparky; Marcella; Jyotishi; ari-freedom; ...

Do you realize that that is just Team Obama’s best estimate and that the official FEC numbers don’t come out for another 10 days? They’ll pull that trick they do with the unemployment insurance numbers and “revise” it downwards, but by then the meme is already out there for a week-and-a-half.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: MNJohnnie

here is a link that details how much both parties stole form the taxpayers!

http://uspolitics.about.com/od/Political-Conventions/a/Taxpayers-On-The-Hook-For-Political-Conventions.htm


22 posted on 09/10/2012 7:57:56 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thnx and by then the story will have already have had legs


23 posted on 09/10/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: Steelfish

The cronies and criminals at Wall St. have donated more money to Obama than to any other candidate in history.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 8:16:14 PM PDT by grundle
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To: MNJohnnie

The govn. pays for the convention center for both. They don’t pay for anything held outside the center.

I heard this discussed during the Democrat convention but it wasn’t said by a Democrat official. And there was a discussion of whether or not the federal govn. should continue paying for this.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 8:26:09 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Do you realize that that is just Team Obama’s best estimate and that the official FEC numbers don’t come out for another 10 days?”

Then Romney’s amount is also his best estimate?

That means no one knows how much money either one got.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 8:31:11 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First reports I saw on Romney were 117 million, so his might have been revised before reported - as it should be done. When you look at the cash on hand after the ad buys, Romney is way out front. OZero locked himself into none of the fundraising before the convention can be used after, from what I understand.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Terry Mross

Remembering 2008 very well. There was massive “debit card” small donations that were just under the radar of NEC. debit card fundings were traced to some extent to soros and “other foreign sources”. Why would they not repeat the same thing?


28 posted on 09/10/2012 9:22:51 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: italianquaker

Dick Morris was just on Hannity and explained how polls, even good ones, overlook this wide indie margin.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 9:25:36 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: OCCASparky

I predict Obama will NOT pay any DNC bills from the convention and those owed the money will get the shaft. history backs this up.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 10:03:10 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Steelfish

$114 million to $111 million is hardly “outstriping”......Romney has much more cash on hand than 0bama. 0bama shot his wad in July and August to build a tie in the polls.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 12:41:22 AM PDT by GR_Jr. ("On Nov.6 I guess I will swallow that bitter pill called Mitt Romney...only to stop 0bama")
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To: Steelfish
"Obama's surprise fundraising success was announced earlier Monday in a tweet from his campaign team less than 30 minutes after the Romney campaign published its results."

"I've got a bracelet, too."

Is this reporting a requirement? Can the numbers even be trusted?

32 posted on 09/11/2012 3:03:06 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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