Obama campaign announces April cash haul
May 16th, 2012
06:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign announces April cash haul

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says they brought in $43.6 million last month.

The campaign made their announcement early Wednesday morning on Twitter, saying "in April, #Obama2012 raised $43.6 million across committees. Thanks to everyone who pitched in."

The figure is down from the $53 million the re-election team raised in March. The money is divided between the re-election campaign, the Democratic National Committee and affiliated Democratic state parties.

The $43.6 million does not include the $15 million the campaign says they brought in last week at a fundraiser the president attended at the Los Angeles area home of actor and activist George Clooney.

The announcement did not indicate how much money the campaign has in the bank. As of April 1, the campaign had $104 million cash on hand. The campaign is also touting that nearly two million people have made donations to the campaign.

Obama raised nearly $750 million, a record-breaking figure, during the 2008 presidential election.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jerry

    CNN: The headline might be more correct if it read "EXTORTED HAUL."

    May 16, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  2. jthomasin

    Come on people let's support the president!! Romney wants the Afghan war to go on forever, and favors even more tax cuts for the wealthy.

    May 16, 2012 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  3. Tad

    PRESIDENT OBAMA 2012. I donated this past friday, and will continue to donate every month until President Obama is reelected.
    \\PRESIDENT OBAMA 2012
    \\PRESIDENT OBAMA 2012
    \\PRESIDENT OBAMA 2012

    May 16, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  4. John, PA

    No amout of money will help Obama when confronted by his record of FAILURES. The Obama campaign can't lie their way out of the Obama depression.

    May 16, 2012 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Given that there are so many conservative super PACs, the campaign needs to raise this kind of money. It is unfortunate that it has to be done. Thanks to the American United decision, there is more money from all over being funnelled into politics when we need less money there.

    May 16, 2012 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  6. Triple A

    So the BHO has now had his name inserted into the official biographies of 5 past presidents... Doesn't he think he is something lol. President BHO is now mentioned in the following presdidential biographies, Calvin Coolidge, Truman, Lyndon Jonson, Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. He is all about "I" and all about "Me".... Come on Nov.!!!

    May 16, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  7. Jules

    There is so much money in the campaigns right now – especially since corporations are individuals. I send a contriibution monthly – wish I could afford more as I think this is a watershed election. My 401k cannot take the Bush/Romney way of hangling the economy again.

    May 16, 2012 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  8. Hangar13

    The Obama campaign and its media allies are determined to make this election all about sodomy. Not really a winning campaign issue, but compared to trillion dollar deficits and socialized medicine, it might just be their best bet. The cash is coming in nicely since the President "evolved," i.e., he was for it before he was against it, before he was for it again. No sign of political pandering here.

    May 16, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    So, even though Mittens received $12.5 million from Wall Street, compared to $5 million from them for our president, 2 million of us donors are contributing to keep America from falling back into a republican near depression.

    May 16, 2012 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Money. We need to get the money out of our politics. Meanwhile, conservatives cannot seem to get enough money into our politics. Solution. Get the Republicans out of politics. Vote them all out of office. As they implode their own party, so will they implode this once great nation. Let's be honest, folks. This nation ain't so great anymore. Hasn't been for decades.

    May 16, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  11. Gurgyl

    God bless you Tad.... Yes, on obama12.
    Ps: nation's desperate need Obama for second term to clean the trash of Bush & Reagan nonsense.
    Ps: SC please pass healthcare, nation's dire need, god bless!!!!!!!!

    May 16, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |