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  •  I wouldn't necessarily assume that (0+ / 0-)

    Obama has tallied 600K separate donations and over 475K distinct donors.

    If those 600K donations average just $50 each, that's $30 million.  If they average $100, that's $60 million, surpassing in just one quarter what they did over the first 2 quarters last time.  And a $100 average isn't implausible.

    43, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and a boy, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 12:37:00 PM PDT

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    •  One more thing...... (0+ / 0-)

      I bet the Obama campaign numbers completely dwarf the DNC numbers.  The DNC numbers will be very good, but that money is coming exclusively from rich people at fundraisers that the Obamas and Joe Biden attend (I don't know that Jill Biden headlines any).  Probably 90% of those contributors are Obama-only, he's what drives people to give.

      43, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and a boy, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 12:39:05 PM PDT

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      •  DNC numbers (0+ / 0-)

        While the DNC numbers will be driven primarily by donations from big money donors (maybe 90+%), they aren't entirely from fundraisers. The DNC is running a grassroots donor program with calls to small money donors asking for recurring contributions. This will give them a few (tens of?) thousands of dollars.

        •  Yeah, but that's not relevant to this discussion (0+ / 0-)

          Perhaps what I said is confusing, but my point was that the money Obama is raising from rich people that includes big DNC bucks is not the proper metric for setting expectations of Obama's Q2 numbers, because he is raising so much for the personal campaign from Obama-only donors.

          My point is that if Obama set a $60 million combined goal, I wouldn't expect he reports 20 for himself and 40 for the DNC.  Rather, I bet he raises 40-50 for himself, and 10-30 for the DNC.  Just rough ballpark guesses on the numbers themselves, but you see my point.

          43, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and a boy, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 07:31:43 PM PDT

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