President Raises $29 Million For Campaign And Party

President Barack Obama raised $29 million for his campaign and for the Democratic Party in January.

It was a strong fundraising month that put him ahead of the pace he set in the last quarter of 2011.

In a Twitter message Friday morning, the Obama campaign announced the president raised the money through his Victory Fund for his re-election effort, for the Democratic National Committee and related committees.

The month's haul raises Obama's total combined fundraising for this election cycle to about $250 million. In the last three months of 2011, he averaged about $23 million a month.

That fundraising concluded before the campaign's announcement this month that, in a reversal, Obama would embrace the big-money fundraising groups he once criticized and let them help in his re-election.

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  • by LOLA on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM
    Barack Obama met with the Queen of England. He asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?" "Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people." Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people around are really intelligent?" The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle." The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?" Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty?" The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this please, Tony, your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?" Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me." "Yes! Very good," said the Queen. Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question. "Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?" "I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one." He went to his advisers and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer. Finally, Biden ran in to Sarah Palin out eating one night. Biden asked, "Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Sarah Palin answered right back, "That's easy, it's me!" Biden smiled, and said, "Thanks!" Biden then, went back to speak with Obama. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It's Sarah Palin!" Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, "No! You idiot! It's Tony Blair!" ...AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS PRECISELY WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • by Data Man on Feb 27, 2012 at 06:52 PM
    Obama is doing so good! His family is really leading us!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:09 PM
    "In a Friday morning tweet, President Barack Obama's campaign announced it raised $29 million for his campaign..."...for what? Brochures? Annoying campaign phone calls? Travel expenses? Food? Dry cleaning? Hmmm....the list grows. He's had it so good, for so long, he can't give it up.
  • by Linda Location: NC on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM
    Whats Obama going to do without ACORN and voter fraud? What? Mary Poppins can't vote for Obama 3 times in the same day for Obama anymore in 2012! LOL
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      by Lavon on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM in reply to Linda
      Where did Mary Poppins vote three times a day at? Oh let me guess, you don't know right? Is this another fabricated lie that's made up. You can't beat Obama on anything else so now your so desperate you just decide to make stuff up? LOl.. Figures..
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        by Blame Obama on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:33 AM in reply to Lavon
        If you vote you should have a id card .You can get a bank account or drive ,you cant buy cig's or beer or get a fishing license or hunting ,or get ssi or ssd and best for last you cant get Food Stamps.. You need a id from the state its like a life line. DR. M.L.K. WOULD SAY UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FAIL . WE DONT NEED LIES OR FRAUD THE TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE.
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          by The Facts on Feb 23, 2012 at 09:19 AM in reply to Blame Obama
          Voter fraud/ID is an issue that the GOP made up just to scare people. If the GOP really thinks that voter fraud is that big of an issue, why don't they require ID to vote in the Repulican primaries? Could it be that the GOP doesn't want to stop thier people from voting, they just want to stop 'the others'. It's all part of Obama Derangement Syndrome that most GOPers seem to suffer from.
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        by Down Under on Feb 23, 2012 at 02:51 PM in reply to Lavon
        You should try using correct grammar since "LOL" sounds like your still in the 3rd grade; oh wait, you actually are.
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          by Lavon on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:01 PM in reply to Down Under
          Oh ok so when you can't win the argument then correct the grammar...I expect that from you
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:10 PM in reply to Lavon
        Voter fraud, including illegal immigrants.
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      by Pityful Baggers on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:53 AM in reply to Linda
      Don't worry Linda, based on the past performances of the current GOP candidates, Obama will not need ACORN nor any of the Black votes to win re-election. Have you noticed the low voter turnout for the GOP? Perhaps you did not catch the debates last evening....Obama won the GOP debates and was not even present. The Clown show wrote another chapter last night for the late night comics. The more they talk, the dumber they sound.
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      by Blame Obama on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:44 AM in reply to Linda
      Good point But you need to spell it out for some people . they are having accepting the truth or not understanding . and Lavon what has Obama done the past three years .Mr. Obama lives in spender whike we live in poverty. Mr. Obama has put out more Ethnic Peoples on the street then the Trumps. Sorry you look at Obama with beer goggles .With all Dat pot smoking going on too .I can see all his votes adding up.
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        by Lavon on Feb 23, 2012 at 03:35 PM in reply to Blame Obama
        Obama has put ethnic people out in the streets? Ok now this is getting stupid. First Linda makes up a lie about Mary Poppins voting and now your making up another about Obama putting "Ethnics" Out on the streets? Why do you people keep making stuff up? Are you out of talking points to where you just feel like you have to start making stuff. Now I want you to explain your position.
  • by Jasper Location: NC on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:13 PM
    Why did we give Hussein our Liar N Chief , America's Credit Card. Obama Burdens America’s Children with $5 , Trillion more Debt President Obama spent more money , and in four years increased our debt by $5 trillion then all presidents ever elected since George Washington. Debt Obama caused is an unpaid tax that is pushed off to be paid by future workers, our children and grandchildren. Did , Hope N Change get his $300.00 Nike Air Jordans yet?
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      by Jasper the Friendly Koch on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:45 AM in reply to Jasper
      Ummmm, now tell us why Obama had to spend that $5 trillion? Remember a little thing like Bush inheriting a balanced budget with a surplus from Clinton? Remember a little thing like 2 unpaid for Wars? In Clinton’s first term, federal expenditures rose 4.7 percent. In his second term, they rose 3.7 percent. In the first term of the Bush administration, however, spending rose 19.2 percent. Cumulative growth in federal expenditures, adjusted for inflation, during the Clinton years actually shrunk by 1.1 percent. Yet, in the Bush first term, it rose 15 percent. During President Bush’s first five years in office, the federal government increased by $616 billion, That’s a mammoth 33 percent jump in the size of the federal government in just his first five years! To put this in perspective, this increase of $616 billion is more than the entire federal budget in Jimmy Carter’s last years in office. Now Jasper, tell us more about WHY your children and grandchildren will be paying for our countries debt, as you indicated were caused by Obama. BUT START AT THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM FIRST.
  • by Buford T. Justice Location: NC on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:07 PM
    Truth hurts? Obama has launched African Americans for Obama. He needs that 4% of blacks he lost out on in 2008. Of course, he still has 120% of the dead and illegal alien vote wrapped up. Most blacks are black first and American somewhere far down the line. " Not all Blacks but most." Think back to the black reactions to the OJ verdict. Has anyone ever experienced a more racist, divisive president in American history than Hussein? Only Obama would dare create “African Americans for Obama.” What would be the outcry if any of the GOP candidates went blatantly after the White vote? What else amazes me is that 96% of blacks can’t see through Obama's Horse Hockey! They have been so indoctrinated in hating white people that they will follow this fool Obama right over the cliff merely because he has dark skin. Isn’t voting for and supporting someone solely on the color of their skin racism? All blacks & whites are victims of Obama's long list of lies!
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      by Lavon on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM in reply to Buford T. Justice
      I take it you don't like black folks.
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        by p on Mar 9, 2012 at 06:07 PM in reply to Lavon
        I've heard many black locals and blacks on tv say they voted for Obama because he is black,,,no other reason. That is total foolishness! Does that mean any black person would have qualified for the job? An excon, a drug lord or even a homeless person?? As long as they were black?
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      by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:29 AM in reply to Buford T. Justice
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      by LA beatdown on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:55 AM in reply to Buford T. Justice
      Was that part of your speech from your last Klan meeting?
  • by Nominated by Money on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:13 PM
    Have you heard of William Dore, Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson, Harold Simmons, Peter Thiel, or Bruce Kovner? If not, let me introduce them to you. They're running for the Republican nomination for president. I know, I know. You think Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney are running. They are, but only because the people listed above have given them huge sums of money to do so. In a sense, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, and Romney are the fronts or puppets. The super millionaires are the real investors.
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      by Paul on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:17 AM in reply to Nominated by Money
      Frie$$ and Adel$on are going to end up spending 40 odd million on losing candidates. That money could save your community and endow your college. The party of fiscal responsibility.
  • by Taylor Location: Washington- NC on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:03 PM
    This comment has been deleted.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:28 PM in reply to Taylor
      See what happens when you mix Jack Daniels and Crack....
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        by Luke on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM in reply to
        Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:28 PM - See what happens when you mix Jack Daniels and Crack? You get a Obama voter
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          by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:19 AM in reply to Luke
          Nice try, but Taylor was definitely a Teapotter. This guy was out their just as far is Snake Oil.
  • by Blame Obama Location: Morehead on Feb 21, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    Wow why doest Obama Raise money for his Ideas and use that money to pay for it . instead of putting us more Trobled Waters .He act's like he own's the money.Salary of retired US Presidents .............$240,000 FOR LIFE Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,00​0 FOR LIFE Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 FOR LIFE Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ...... $193,400 FOR LIFE Average Salary of a teacher ................ $40,065 A year. Average a year Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000 Average Salary of a retired elderly person on ss $12,000 A year....look and they want to cut this I think we found where the cuts should be made! Start from the Top.
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      by Lavon on Feb 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM in reply to Blame Obama
      Why you putting the salary of a Soldier serving in Afganistan? A soldier knows what their salary id going to be before they join the Military. If they don't like it then they don't have to join. If you don't like what you make at work then go into another career field, problem solved. So stop your pathetic whining
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        by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:44 AM in reply to Lavon
        Congress also gives themselves a decent raise every year, when the military barely gets any. If it wasnt for those willing to serve in the military for that type of pay, where would our country be? Many of those serving do it to EARN money for college because their parents cannot afford it. Yet, you are one of the ones who thinks the government is responsible for sending people to college and paying for it.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:24 AM in reply to Lavon
        Lavon wasn't it Democratic Henry Waxman who said "We're seeing the reality of a lot of the North Pole starting to evaporate, and we could get to a tipping point. Because if it evaporates to a certain point - they have lanes now where ships can go that couldn't ever sail through before. And if it gets to a point where it evaporates too much, there's a lot of tundra that's being held down by that ice cap." I say you are in good company surrounded by people like yourself.......
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        by Blame Obama on Feb 22, 2012 at 02:41 PM in reply to Lavon
        Hey lavon mad arent you .People also know what they get ,When they sigh up for food stamps , but not everyone know .Maybe you can help so we can add to the list. So we are all better informed
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      by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:25 PM in reply to Blame Obama
      How much do Glenn Beck/Rush make a year to spew hatred to idiots? Please tell us that!!!
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        by BLAME OBOMA on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:03 PM in reply to
        WELL SEE THE LIST FOR BUSH AND GLEN BECK WORKS OR SHOULD I SAY WORKED FOR A LIVING AND MADE MANY GOOD POINTS JUST LIKE Dr. M.L.K. Was that loud enough for you to see. Any Dem. gets mad about the truth. as I said we are all divided over partys just what they want right. Same old Song and Dance .Robbing You from your hood. What happened the hoods are still here .Oh SNAP . how far we have come in 3 years.
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          by Ha Ha Ha on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:26 AM in reply to BLAME OBOMA
          Cant believe this Blow Heart just compared Rush/Beck to Dr. M L King. That tells just how screwed up your brain is. Stay away from the Crack Pipe, cocaine is a very addictive drug..
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 08:00 PM
    GO OBAMA...2012!
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      by Blame Obama on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM in reply to
      Yes Yes blunts and 40's around the room Why is weed legal in other state? Are we Divided States or are WE STILL THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA . Seem Confusing.
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        by Blame Obama on Feb 22, 2012 at 02:49 PM in reply to Blame Obama
        well Lavon you have nothing to say about this? ODD not Even on the Divided States of America . I will say 29 million wont last long the way Obama spends money .He's what you call Hood rich with other peoples money

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