Priorities brings in largest haul to date
September 4th, 2012
01:41 PM ET
10 years ago

Priorities brings in largest haul to date

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - The independent super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election bid said Tuesday that it raised $10 million last month.

The haul is the largest to date for Priorities USA Action, which was formed in the spring of 2011.

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The $10 million in fundraising in August, first reported by the New York Times and confirmed by CNN, follows $4.7 million raised in July and $6.2 million brought in during the month of June.

While the new haul appears impressive, Priorities has lagged behind independent Republican groups such as American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS, Restore Our Future, and Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which are supporting GOP challenger Mitt Romney's campaign.

"Democrats have seen the threat from Karl Rove and the Koch brothers and they are responding. There is still a long way to go but this is a big step in the right direction to getting President Obama reelected," Bill Burton, one of the co-founders of Priorities and a former Obama White House deputy press secretary, told CNN.

Burton was referring to Rove as a co-founder of Crossroads, and the billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch, who are major financial supporters of AFP.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. demwit

    ie..., expect another BIG stimilus/donor payback plan if Obama is relected.

    September 4, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. kayla

    i think robme will have more payback to the koch brothers, adelson, trump and many many many more billionaire doners

    September 4, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    When I saw those $100 bills I thought the flip flopper was once again betting $10k!

    September 4, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Donkey Party

    Demwit – And who do you think Romney is going to be paying back? Hypocritical, ignorant fool.

    September 4, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    The marathon lying plate faced altar boy reminds of Condit after he was suspected of maybe murdering Chandra Levy. He would come out with a big smile on his face. He didn't get it that even as it tuned out that he didn't kill her he was still trying to look good and without any remorse of the affair.
    As the Teamptations song goes . . . Smiling faces sometimes don't tell the truth! In the boy goy's case it's becoming a hard habit to break.

    September 4, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    demwit wrote:

    ie..., expect another BIG stimilus/donor payback plan if Obama is relected.
    You can expect another major bailout for banks if Republicans get control. I had predicted TARP right down to the exact month, just prior to the 2008 elections, all the way back in 2004.

    September 4, 2012 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  7. pflatman


    "ie..., expect another BIG stimilus/donor payback plan if Obama is relected."

    An education grant would become you well, treestump. Or a stimilus, ubetcha.

    September 4, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |