Obama raises $45 million in February

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama raised $45 million for his re-election campaign, the Democratic Party and other campaign funds in February, bringing his total to about $300 million for this election cycle.

Obama announced his monthly total on Monday on Twitter. The president has stepped up fundraising in recent weeks, holding events last month in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle and in Chicago and Atlanta last week.

The Obama campaign says in a video that nearly 350,000 people contributed during the month. It says the average donation is about $59 for the entire election cycle and nearly 98 percent of the donations were $250 or less.

The reports are being filed ahead of a Tuesday campaign finance deadline for presidential campaigns.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 143292426 - local8now.com/a?a=143292426