Obama ended April with $115 million in bank
May 18th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama ended April with $115 million in bank

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign ended the month of April with over $115 million in the bank, federal campaign filings posted Friday showed.

The campaign had $115,157,432.79 cash on hand after raising $25.7 million that month. Combined with other Democratic efforts, including the Democratic National Committee, they raised $43.6 million in April, slightly more than the $40.1 million GOP candidate Mitt Romney and his allies raised. Romney ended the month with $104 million cash on hand.

But Obama's campaign did report debt: $1,200 owed to a Nebraska company for telemarketing.

-CNN's Kevin Bohn and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Bootstomper

    Squash Romney!

    May 18, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. Myviewis

    See, so much complaining and whining from Democrat people and Obama got more money than Romney.

    May 18, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  3. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    All the money in the world can't change Obama's record of failure. The American people HAVE been paying attention. They showed the Democrats that in 2010 and will them again in 2012.

    May 18, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. Toni

    Mr Prez, You will need that courtesy of Scalia, Roberts & Kennedy. They need a do-over. The Surpreme Court GOT IT WRONG. Big black eye for America & Decades stepping Back. Please do the Right thing & Reverse it!!

    May 18, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  5. danedemp

    I just heard democrat Paul Beguilla criticize Mitt Romney for raising less money than Obama and he got away with it. Isn't this the same guy who called George Bush, a high functioning moron! CNN should examine their political leanings if they are to remain a news organization.

    May 18, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "But Obama's campaign did report debt: $1,200 owed to a Nebraska company for telemarketing. "

    And CNN took the bait. Can't wait for some Teatroll to post that this is evidence of "how Dems do business" or some such nonsense.

    May 18, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  7. 99%er

    Does this make him a 1%er?

    May 18, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  8. joe

    alright, who gave .79 cents???

    May 18, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  9. Jeff

    So... if fund raising was over, Obama would win the election.

    Check the history of past President victories and who spent the most money. It's not about the better candidate, it's only about the money. At least Mitty is still behind, but I truly hate our current election process.

    May 18, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  10. T'sah From Virginia

    Ah yea, my little $10 was in there!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    May 18, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  11. NoBama

    I guess that makes him part of the one percent%

    May 18, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. Gurgyl

    Middle class like me are backing...

    May 18, 2012 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Obamamnesty

    A cool $115 million on hard......George Clooney and Wall Street have been very good to him.

    May 18, 2012 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  14. Hammerer

    Let's hear about those super pac's again.
    $115+ in his campaign fund and he complains that the rich are going to sway the vote against him with bought votes.

    May 18, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  15. NOvember 2012

    115 million...to be shoved down a rat hole. Obama is finished and he knows it...and soooo do weeee...hahaha

    May 18, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  16. Steve

    The best politician Corporate money can buy!

    May 18, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    Tomorrow we will hear from the mutant side about how much money the made. Most of it is probably from the sociorobully's overseas accounts but they need to launder it first.

    May 18, 2012 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  18. Common Sense

    He has the money! I don't have fine with me!!but I have one thing he doesn't have "Faith" with the lord, which gonna give us another victory.

    May 18, 2012 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  19. liberal disease

    who are these idiots donating to Obama?

    May 18, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  20. Abbaslily

    This makes me sick. It wouldn't make me sick if there weren't starving people out there or if our nation wasn't in so much debt. Makes me sick. :(

    May 18, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  21. Abbaslily

    Raise all this money for a campaign, but what about the real issues that need money raised for. Issues that make a difference between life and death.

    May 18, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  22. Larry L

    He'll need a lot of money to beat the corporate masters who bought Mitt Romney. I hear Romney actually gave 150k of his own money to the campaign! Big deal... That's like a real American giving $1.50.

    May 19, 2012 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  23. citizen9

    Way to go Barack! I kicked in my $100 to help defeat the corporate task masters.

    May 19, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  24. Sydnium S. Washington

    What do we care about that?

    May 19, 2012 05:21 am at 5:21 am |
  25. Gerry Gryling

    I am a huge CNN fan but this "article" is really not up to standard.

    You quote Democratic efforts "slightly" outpacing Republican efforts...in reality you should have mentioned that the "slightly" equated to $3.5mil or almost 9%.

    I honestly also don't understand why the third sentence was included? We are talking millions and then it seems necessary to the authors to mention a $1200 debt? Really?

    I am not sure why you have decided to post a really interesting topic in the way and standard that you have.

    Please, we want to read about these numbers, but in a useful way.

    May 19, 2012 06:00 am at 6:00 am |
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