Obama re-election hits 1 million donors
October 17th, 2011
05:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama re-election hits 1 million donors

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign reached a self-proclaimed milestone Monday receiving financial contributions from 1 million grassroots donors.

To signal this achievement, "2012 One Million Strong" is the new slogan that appears on the official campaign website. Positioned below that is an interactive ticker that tracks the number of grassroots donations received so far this cycle.

The campaign sent an e-mail from the president to supporters earlier Monday in anticipation of this accomplishment saying, "When you give, you're not just becoming one of the first million to help fund this campaign - you're representing millions more across the country who are counting on us."

"We've always relied on each other, not Washington lobbyists or corporate interests, to build our campaign," the statement continued.



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soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. V in Chicago

    I'm one of them! Obama 2012

    October 17, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. Off with their heads

    So just how many of those were donations made from non traceable pre-paid debit cards ?

    October 17, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  3. markb

    What else can you do than donate. There's no other way to stop repubs from taking us into feudalist slavery. I love this country too much to let it sink into third world.

    October 17, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    You can count me in Mr. President.

    I received my first phone call from the DNC a few weeks ago and I will gladly contribute to your reelection.

    These polls are so misleading. Most intelligent people out there know Congress has only one mission and that is to make Obama a one term president even though our economy is sinking and people need jobs. All we need to do in 2012 is get rid of ALL the trouble makers and send them a message that they are THERE to work for US the people. Boehner, Cantor, McConnell and TP take notice because we are going to hold you accountable in the polls and you won't be able to scare people anymore.

    October 17, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    Let's make it two (2) million. I'll be contributing tomorrow.

    October 17, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  6. A Repulbican

    That's impressive, you have to admit!

    October 17, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. Tina

    I really don't think it matters how many people donate, Obama has messed up big time. I voted for him and will not do it again. The country is in shambles, and all he does is drive around on my tax payer money and campaign. I thought being the president meant that you have to work? Not just golf and camaign.

    October 17, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Bill

    All of those clowns on the GOP side combined could not get one million people to donate to their campaigns. Obama really is unpopular, isn't he? Not. Bring it on folks.

    October 17, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  9. R

    ""We've always relied on each other, not Washington lobbyists or corporate interests, to build our campaign," the statement continued."

    So all the donations that have been collected have been paying for the TV ads, circulations, phone calls, etc? Sorry, I don't buy that for one minute. I don't buy it coming from the Democrats, and I certainly don't buy that if it came from the Republicans.

    October 17, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  10. a little sad

    Tina

    I really don't think it matters how many people donate, Obama has messed up big time. I voted for him and will not do it again. The country is in shambles, and all he does is drive around on my tax payer money and campaign. I thought being the president meant that you have to work? Not just golf and camaign.

    October 17, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |

    Nice talking point. Why don't I believe that you voted for Obama?

    October 17, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  11. GOP = Greed Over People

    Congratulations!

    October 17, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    @Woman In California:

    Well said.

    And I'm in!

    October 17, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  13. seriously???

    @Off with their heads you can come up with as many conspiracy theories as you want, the fact is that a million donors, myself included, are going to help re-elect President Obama.

    October 17, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. obama victim

    hard to believe anyone would donate to this clown

    October 17, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. vet in texas

    "ha ha" – Nelson from the Simpsons

    "although I didn't vote for him (Kennedy), he's the president and I hope he does a good job!" – John Wayne

    October 17, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  16. bb

    Four more years!

    Obama/Biden 2012!

    October 17, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  17. MTATL67

    I donated every two weeks. I have never volunteered for a political campaign but I am going to for his. The Congressional Republicans have not done anything to improve anything. The GOP is the party of NO leadership, NO ideas and NO plans. This was even confirmed by Sen. McCain who said that the Republicans jobs bill was only in reaction to President saying they did not have one. They should have had several versions of a jobs bill ready to go from the day they were given control of the House. I want some to tell me what the heck have they been doing. I see no results from the Republicans.

    October 17, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Hard to believe all the fake "I voted for him last time but won't this time" posters.

    October 17, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  19. maude

    I will be jumping in. Well done folks. Aim for two million. Obama is the best President we ever had.

    October 17, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  20. judith

    I'm one of the small donors and will continue donating. It is vital we keep Obama in office because any Republican will just continue the destruction of the working class and turning American into the Corporate States of America. No thank you, Republican thugs!

    October 17, 2011 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  21. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Woman In California

    Let's make it two (2) million. I'll be contributing tomorrow.◄

    I just contributed my $25!!

    Obama 2012!!!

    October 17, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  22. PH

    Count me in as well. This is the single most important election of our lifetimes. To think the Nation would consider for a moment to leave it to republicans is scary!

    October 17, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. steph in TX

    GOBAMA!

    October 17, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. The Luxe Heritage

    I got an email from them a few hours ago to donate with the possibility of becoming the one-millionth donor. I guess I was several hundreds or thousands too late :(

    October 17, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  25. c j

    Well a million just did; make that a million and one.

    October 17, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
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