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Obama campaign raises $114m+ in August

2012-09-10 07:40

Washington - US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $114m in August, filling up its coffers for an expensive fall against well-funded Republican rival Mitt Romney.

The Democratic incumbent broadened his donor base with more than 317 000 donors who had never given money before, said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina in a statement.

"The key to fighting back against the special interests writing limitless cheques to support Mitt Romney is growing our donor base, and we did substantially in the month of August," Messina said.

"That is a critical down-payment on the organisation we are building across the country - the largest grassroots campaign in history."

Meanwhile, Reuters reported that the Republican presidential candidate raised more than $111m in August, according to a statement issued by his campaign.

Comments
  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-10 08:43

    The best democracy money can buy!

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-10 09:06

    . You don't understand democracy, nor do you understand 'money' These American elections are way beyond your brain capacity, to even understand the very basis of it. But for someone who claims that 'elections' --------are nothing more than a noisy circus every 4 or 5 years---- your comments are not surprising. No wonder, you admire the 'regimes' in Syria, China, Iran etc !!!!

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