RNC raising cash off Obama re-election news
April 4th, 2011
12:08 PM ET
7 years ago

RNC raising cash off Obama re-election news

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Party's using President Barack Obama's re-election announcement to raise money.

Just a few hours after the president declared his re-election intentions in an email to supporters, the Republican National Committee responded with a new website, titled "Hope Isn't Hiring" and released a web advertisement.

The new website asks Republican supporters to help the RNC raise $270,000 in the next 72 hours. The RNC says they came up with that figure because it's "$1,000 for every electoral vote required to elect the next Republican president."

"It's official. President Obama's re-election campaign is off and running, meaning once again the president is putting politics ahead of the work of the people," says RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, in the email. "As the debt and reckless spending championed by this administration threatens to snuff out the recovery and future job growth, the President's conscious decision to take a back seat on leadership is downright irresponsible. Simply put, America can't afford four more years of Barack Obama."

Obama raised nearly $750 million dollars in his 2008 campaign for the presidency, and is aiming to potentially bring in $1 billion for his re-election bid.

The RNC raised $5.2 million in February, and as of March 1 had a little over $2 million in the bank, but was saddled with a debt of more than $21 million.

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    WHAT HAS THE GOP DONE FOR YOU LATELY, campaign and complain but they haven't given up one cent of that too much government paid salary. The Republicans are a party of Aparthied and the sooner people realize that they will cut them deep instead of allowing them to cut the middle class.

    April 4, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. JOhn

    Anti America is all they have. They do not stang FOR anything. THey hate the idea of a black president, and only care about beaitng him. Then what"? Thier idiology left us with the worst recession of our lifetimes. THey went from a surplus to a defecit, claiming that "the defecit does not matter" and then used spending as another campaing lie. THe first thing they did when taking over the senate was to demand we borrow and Spend $700 billion in tax breaks for the reichest 2% of the country. Only a fool believes they are serious about spending.

    April 4, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. lforlegend

    OBAMA in 2012. The party of NO hope and ALL TALK will never get my vote.

    April 4, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    California Conservative

    The buffoon known as Obama will lose no matter who his opposing candidate is

    Here's some advice.... your meds aren't working. If you really believe this, you need to go back to the doctor for some more powerful stuff. Maybe His Flatulance Rushbo can give you some of his pills. I'm sure he's got a huge stash because in 2012 you're gonna need them when Obama wipes the floor with ANY of the current republican candidates.

    April 4, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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