President Obama’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee reported Thursday raising $70 million in the third quarter.
The campaign and the DNC reported that, combined, 606,027 people donated to the campaign and gave over 766,000 donations all but two percent of which were of $250 or less. The campaign reported the average donation to be $56.
Broken down, the campaign reported raising $42.8 million while the DNC raised $27.3 million.
They combine the two numbers to make Obama’s fundraising look bigger, giving the impression he’s still popular. Remember how they were constantly bragging about how much money Obama was raking in in 2008?
He outspent Hillary 4-1 in Pennsylvania and she still kicked his ass.
BTW – I wonder what those averages would look like if they eliminated all the people who made $5 donations for a chance to have dinner with Barack?
Any bean counters out there want to go to Open Secrets and crunch the numbers? I would do it but I’m no good at numberology.