The Obama campaign has just announced it has raised $150 million in September!
Good job all that donated. This is a campaign record for 2012 and I think may be a record of all time.
I think that Obama is very close to being the $1 billion dollar man (first to raise a billion in an election). I think if he raises at least $85 million in October then Obama will be the first EVER to have raised $1 billion.
Quite a hall!!
How close is Obama to $1 billion?
To reach $1 billion this cycle, the president would need to bring in $117 million in both September and October. That seems well within his reach: Obama’s campaign and the DNC together raised nearly $115 million in August. Their take was likely even bigger in September, thanks in part to the Democratic National Convention, where campaign manager Jim Messina urged supporters to embrace a new method of donation via text messaging.Obama raised $150 million in September thus all he needs to do is raise $84 million in October!