Obama campaign sets single day fundraising record
October 19th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama campaign sets single day fundraising record

(CNN) – It seems an energetic debate performance can generate big bucks.

The Obama campaign confirms that they had their single biggest day of fundraising on Wednesday, the day after the town-hall style presidential debate. The record includes not just the current campaign but also the 2008 presidential cycle.

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While the campaign Friday morning confirmed the fundraising record, they said they aren't releasing at this time an actual figure for what they raised on Wednesday. After a lackluster performance in the first presidential debate in Denver two weeks ago, Obama spent much of Tuesday's debate in Hempstead, New York attacking Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

The fundraising record was first reported by Politico's Mike Allen.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Presidential Debates
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. wolfpackbob

    It is The Economy, Mr. President. Your Economy, Mr. President. You built that.

    October 19, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  2. Lionel

    Way to go! Don't let Republicans and Billionaires buy this election.

    Obama's donations are from individual contributors who donate an average of $50. Over 4 million strong.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    October 19, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. Frank - FL

    Thanks Candy Crowley (CNN). Obama needed your help.
    Keep up the good work CNN!

    October 19, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  4. ex-republican

    OBAMA 2012!!!

    Texas women for OBAMA!!!

    October 19, 2012 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  5. Yonni

    Let's go and finish this thing. No more Mitt on national TV after November 6th. According to Ann, this will be Mitt's last attempt for the presidency of The USA. That was very good news. What a relief.

    October 19, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  6. Holla

    Forward forever!

    October 19, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  7. odk1

    so my question is, if Republican party have those committed voters, how come they can't reach up to them for these kind of fundraising instead of big donors & corporation?

    October 19, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  8. Phil

    So what if Obama looses? All that money wasted! Ouch

    October 19, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  9. Sol-L.I. N.Y.

    Romney is leading in Pennsylvania and Florida......the CNN maps need to be updated.

    October 19, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Frank – The debate I watched on Tuesday had Obama mopping the floor with lying Mittens, the GOP birther candidate. Mittens acted like a corporate boss that everyone has to worship, and he lost the debate on his own.

    October 19, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is a shame that so much money needs to be raised to run a political campaign. I don't like this and long for the day that anyone of any income level can run for elected office as long as he or she is an honest, law abiding citzen. I don't think I could get elected because I don't have the money to do so.

    October 19, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  12. Milton K. Wiah

    Obama won the second debate. Romney never had the chance to switch position though he did; he corrected
    on the spot by the president. This what you said on the primary, this is what you said you are going to do during
    the primary.
    He won the first debate because he changed his position.

    October 19, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  13. Anonymous

    I Love that the Democrats include everyone, its really what is great about this country.

    October 19, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  14. tr

    I love you president Obama. Despite what all the haters, critics and Republicans say about your record, thanks for saving this country from the greatest catastrophe other than the great depression. What people are not realizing is the president record is incredibly great compared to the huge mountain we had to climb. Seriously wake up people.
    Obama /Biden 2012

    October 19, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  15. For Everyone

    I love that Democrats include everyone, no strings attached. It is what makes the country great.

    October 19, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  16. conniesz

    Pennsylvania is firmly in the Obama column – I don't know what the fellow who thinks Rmoney is leading there is smoking, but whatever it is it obliterates reality. Obama will carry Pennsylvania and Ohio and win by a large electorial margin.

    October 19, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  17. Sol-L.I. N.Y.

    Romney is winning Pennsylvania and Florida.....the numbers speak for themselves.....Obama is behind nationally 52-45. He is in a downward spiral. That's what happens to liars. The truth eventually comes out.

    October 19, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  18. JenA

    I also love ya, President Obama. Stand strong, we will win this together!!!!

    October 19, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  19. sayer

    GObama!

    October 19, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  20. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Aw Humm,
    The latest Gallup Poll has Romney up 7 points. Not mentioned by the News Media. But not to worry. After Romney is elected all those Out of Work Prognosters can break out their "Binders" and well take off their Blinders and see jobs come back again.Erukea! Jobs!

    October 19, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  21. incredulous

    I was a Republican. This year I contributed to President Obama's campaign. When I look at how hard he worked to save us from another great depression and how hard Republicans worked to block everything he tried to do it was a clear choice.

    I value hard work, dignity, honesty and fairness. I'm one of many small donors and hopefully one of many voters for President Obama.

    October 19, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  22. geggyg

    Associiated Press has reported that the top 5 donors to Romneys campaign and PACs that have to report their donors, gave just over $70 million , while the top 5 donors to Pres Obamas and similar PACs gave only $11 million.Yet Obamas campaign is able to keep up with Romneys fundraising , shows who the ordinary people are suppoting with their hard earned money .
    Plus Obama s campaign reports the names and amounts of donors from which their bundlers raise money , Romneys campaign doesnt report these donors.

    October 19, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  23. michael

    ROMNEY 2012. OBAMA to CHIGAGO

    October 19, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  24. Sol-L.I. N.Y.

    Obama is losing Pennsylvania........I know this hurts you Paul...but it's the truth. He's polling below 50%. No sitting president has ever won a state having polled there below 50%. Especially since he won it handily in 2008.

    October 19, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  25. Anonymous

    Romney and Lyin Ryan, Americans will Not let you are your billionaire buddies lie and buy this election. You are done!

    October 19, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
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