Obama campaign reports $90.5 million haul in start of October
October 25th, 2012
07:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign reports $90.5 million haul in start of October

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort brought in $90.5 million in the first part of October, lower than the nearly $112 million raised by his rival Mitt Romney during the same period.

Obama's team made the announcement on the president's official Twitter page. They also noted the new haul came from more than 1.2 million donors, with more than 200,000 who had never before contributed to the Democratic effort.

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The figures were for the period between October 1 and October 17 – a period that includes the first and second presidential debates, as well as the vice presidential debate held between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan. Most viewed Romney as the clear winner of the first debate, held October 3 in Denver. The second town-hall style debate was generally regarded as a draw between the two candidates.

Obama's monthly fund-raising figures include money donated to his campaign, as well as the Democratic National Committee and affiliated state parties. The latest numbers do not include fund-raising that occurred around the final presidential debate on Monday.

In September, the Romney effort raised $170 million, while President Barack Obama's team raised $181 million.

Romney's campaign announced they held their final fund-raiser for the cycle on Saturday, shifting focus toward public rallies in the final two weeks of the race. In total, the former Massachusetts governor has raised more than $361.3 million this cycle, Federal Election Commission records through the end of September show.

His running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, however, continues to attend fund-raisers this week.

CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

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soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. GOP = Greed Over People!

    Let me see if I understand, $90 million for President O and $20 million for Robme in the same timeframe.

    8,000 at President O's rally vs.3,000 at Robme's rally.

    Oh, how I weep at the lack of enthusiasm for this President.

    October 25, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    $90.5 million seems like a lot of money, but when you are trying to brainwash 60 million people into thinking that what they are seeing in real life is not actually what is there, that's a pricey proposition!

    October 25, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Yes, on Obama12.

    October 25, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. NameNC_Right

    1% what? Hypocrisy

    October 25, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  5. Tubby the Tuba Texas

    A draw only on CNN, cause the other polls had Obama handily ahead of Robme!

    October 25, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  6. jerrylax

    since obama got the endorsement of our enemies...I wonder how much of this came from them. Did Putin annie up? How about Castro? Marxists support Marxists...

    October 25, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  7. Charles

    The big omission from this article: The RNC is raising a large percentage of that total. This has happened ever month of the campaign. They report a big total and a week later we learn that the RNC raises about 40% of that total. Obama raises about 85-90% of his totals and the DNC raises the rest. Obama is crushing Romney in fundraising when you compare campaign to campaign.

    The Obama campaign has outraised the Romney campaign each and every month. The RNC greatly outraises the DNC.

    The important part is that Obama, since the bulk of what is raised was raised by his campaign, has more control on how the money is spent. And that is the reason that, even while the Obama campaign is being outspent by Romney, the GOP and Super PACs, Obama has aired more ads than them combined.

    Paul Ryan is in TX, SC, AL and GA fundraising. 12 days to go and you're not stumping in battleground states? They are broke.

    October 25, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    Ryan being pals with Glen Beck and dick Cheney in Dallas this evening to get more money. What a bunch of thugs.

    Ww3 here we come if romney gets in. He has W's advisors.

    October 25, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  9. You know who I'm talking about.

    B'roke Oblama

    October 25, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  10. Dorothy O

    Why did Obama fly into Chicago this afternoon at taxpayer expense and mess up our rush hour traffic to vote early?
    He could have mailed in his ballot like Mrs O. right

    October 25, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  11. Larry L

    Romney's sugar daddy billionaires will write checks hoping for the sweet deal Romney promises them in closed meetings. In those same meetings he tells them about the 47% of Americans he considers parasites on our society – like disabled veterans, those on Social Security, and anybody who is forced to use food stamps to feed the family while they look for work. Most of the President's supports are working folks who give until it hurts – but have a limit on what they can spend. Still, we support a President for all Americans – not just the fat cats!

    October 25, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  12. Jesus isn't a "minor league player"!

    Do Christians really know what they're doing when they cast a vote for Mitt Romney? Is Jesus "just another everyday prophet" in your Bible? Mormons believe that to be true. Can real Christians ever vote for a person who practices such a false faith? Why not vote for a Muslim? An atheist? If you don't care about Christ what does it matter? What would Jesus think of that action?

    October 25, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  13. Dylan

    That's a lot of cash for a job that pays less than half a million. I thought government was supposed to be for the people by the people. I know of noone that could afford this. That's why it needs to be fixed. Keep religion and big money out of politics.

    October 25, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  14. freddie nerk

    Romney should donate the money to charity-he has lost already due to early voters.

    October 25, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  15. Pete

    Remember Romneys contributions are from the wealthy few not what he claims and he knows it.Pres.Obama is the peoples president not like the wealthy elitist who's arrogence keeps overshadowing his ignorence ..Pres.Obama will come out on top you can bet on that after facts come out on what is Romneys true agendas people will flock to the president to help him for another 4 years,that I can assure you will happen!!!

    October 25, 2012 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  16. Ed1

    I noticed he didn't turn down any 1%n money.

    October 25, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  17. truegrit11

    These contributions are proof of the diverse and national voter preference for Obama.

    Romney's mega billionaire contributors control large swaths of the Media and that makes many polls questionable. Here is public proof of yet another Romney deception. Romney points to Massachusetts as representative of his political success. If that were true, then why do Massachusetts voters place Romney so far behind Obama as their choice for President? Having Romney once, was enough, for the folks in Massachusetts. .

    October 25, 2012 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  18. wake up america

    I give Romney a 40% chance of winning, but if he does it will be a disaster for America. He will blow up the deficit with his 5 trillion tax cuts on the wealthy plus another 2 trillion on a bloated military. Another new dumb war in Iran, and two supreme court justice picks that would overturn Roe vs Wade, removal of Pell grants for college kids, rewarding companies that ship jobs to China. After 8 years of the Bush disaster who decimated our economy by 2008. Why in gods name would we want to go back to the same policies that got us this disaster in the first place? 18 Bush advisors are now working for Romney... WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

    October 25, 2012 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  19. it must be said

    Obama's team made the announcement on the president's official Twitter page. They also noted the new haul came from more than 1.2 million donors, with more than 200,000 who had never before contributed to the Democratic effort.
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    Obama campaign is NOT using standard security measures so a lot of this could be illegal money from abroad. Of course the LSM won't investigate any of this.

    October 25, 2012 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Still too much money in politics. Romney and Obama raised so much. There are better things to do with that money.

    October 25, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  21. bcrunner

    He will still win the election...

    October 26, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  22. Fernando

    In England you can only fund raise up to $150,000. That's it. David Cameron did it.

    October 26, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  23. Thomas

    crazy money .

    what a wast , both parties look so sick.

    October 26, 2012 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  24. Eric

    New donors. Haha. I'm laughing so hard my belly aches. Another lie made by this administration. Manufacturing numbers again! Lieing has become first nature for this group occupying Americas presidency.

    October 26, 2012 05:14 am at 5:14 am |
  25. Francis Smith

    And we know that at least one of those donors is an Englishman, living in England and without US citizenship, who donated on three separate occasion.

    How many other illegal donations did President Obama accept?

    October 26, 2012 07:14 am at 7:14 am |