$71 million buys a lot of Obama's favorite things
July 10th, 2012
12:45 PM ET
2 years ago

$71 million buys a lot of Obama's favorite things

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released its June fundraising numbers Monday, reporting that it raised $71 million to Republican opponent Mitt Romney's approximately $100 million. The campaign responded with thanks to the more than 706,000 donors who got the campaign to that point but also appealed for more money.

"We still got beat - and not by a little bit," Ann Marie Habershaw, chief operating officer for Obama for America, said in the e-mail. "If we lose this election, it will be because we didn't close the gap enough when we had the chance."

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  1. JerPell

    I don't ever remember a president being hated by American citizens as much as Obama is hated......The only other one that comes close would have to be Jimmy Carter....I don't think I can remember an administration as corrupt as this one, this administration tops them all in corruption and sleazy scandals!

    July 10, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has a FAILURE PROBLEM

    Not only is Obama one of the most incompetent Presidents this country has ever had, he is also THE MOST DIVISIVE President this country has ever had. We have never seen a President attack and demonize fellow Americans like this clown has. He has attempted to cloak his failures by blaming others, usually the most productive and successful in our society. The American people have seen and had enough. Four more years of Obama and he'll have people attacking one another in the streets.

    July 10, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Mikey

    JerPell – "I don't ever remember a president being hated by American citizens as much as Obama is hated"
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    The President is loved by more people than hate him. It's just that the haters are a bunch of loud mouthed idiots.

    July 10, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. k

    JerPell
    if you cannot remember a more corrupt administration, I have one question, were you asleep during the Bush administration?

    July 10, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  5. Ancient Texan

    JerPell- You said it extremely well. Jimmy was just not all that bright; the current administration is out and out corrupt!

    July 10, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Mr. President, with all due respect sir, stop trippin'!
    You know and I know and we allknow that Robme is going to outraise you. These people (Koch & Co.) want you out so that they can keep their party going (no pun intended).
    You need only start getting concerned when the NUMBER of people contributing to his campaign surpasses YOUR number, and THAT'S NOT going to happen.
    You're the cool connected one. Don't worry. We got your back at the voting booth.
    Obama 2012. Because even AMERCIA deserves better than a Romney.

    July 10, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Romney, Republicans turn back outsourcing attacks on Obama.

    Isn't that what Mitt Romney's five sons did by not volunteering for military service , it's called outsourcing .

    July 10, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  8. Scott

    I am very much a supporter of President Obama, but they have to stop sending emails begging for money. Especially using phrases like "We're getting beat..." Aren't we're quickly becoming a country where whoever can raise the most money wins?

    And ummm. What do we win exactly? Please get back to the Barack Obama of 2008, that fought with ideas and not just dollars. I'm getting spent.

    July 10, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. Dave

    Obama loves to buy things – like using billions in government funded earmarks to bribe people to pass the health care bill!

    July 10, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. obamaouttathere2012

    The reason Obama is falling behind is because people no longer belive in his broken promises. Romney 12-the only Viable way forward!

    July 10, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |