The presidential campaigns are filing their second-quarter finance reports with the FEC today. Several have already come in; others are waiting until the last minute. I mentioned a couple days ago that “cash on hand” is the number to pay …
Organizing for Action: Cough It Up, Tightwad.
No NSA records were used in the research for this BarackObama.com fundraising message; it just feels that way. Jon Carson, executive director of Organizing for Action, wants you to know he and his staff have been checking up on …
New York Fundraisers, Not Job Creation, Are In Vogue This Season
Some days, the Obama campaign makes the job of the RNC all too easy – like when they release a campaign video of Vogue’s Anna Wintour, inviting folks to a fundraiser in New York City, on a day …
Obama, the King of Hedge-Fund Employee Donations
Somebody tell the kids at Occupy Wall Street:
Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any …
Just Imagine How Much He Would Raise if More Folks Were Jobless!
Higher unemployment translates into higher donations to the Obama 2012 campaign. Who says his economic policies aren’t achieving their goals?
An Associated Press analysis of Obama’s fundraising since April found his supporters opened their wallets more often this …
Alternative Headline: Obama 2012 Fundraising Behind 2008 Pace
You’ll recall that at the end of last month, I had doubts that Obama’s fundraising would be as bad as some predicted.
From the June 30 Morning Jolt:
Campaign officials revealed during the last week that they have set …
A Not-So-Mysterious Silence About Obama’s Fundraising
James Oliphant of National Journal asks, “Why Won’t Democrats Talk About Obama’s Fundraising?”
Good for him for asking, and there’s a lot of reporting in his article, but the answer is pretty simple. Acknowledging that Obama “headlined a $100,000-a-plate …
Obama Message on Funds: ‘This Is Potentially Devastating.’
This is the latest fundraising message from the Obama campaign. The subject line is, “This is potentially devastating” and the tone of . . . fear is surprising.
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We got outraised last month, and not by a little …
Mitt Romney, Barack Obama’s Fundraising Equal?
I think the influence of money in politics is often overstated – as I’ve written before, “if fundraising was all it took to run a successful campaign, we would have had President Perot, President Forbes, President Gramm…” and that …
The President’s Relentless Fundraising Pace Isn’t Really About the Money.
Over in Foreign Policy, Sunil Khilnani, a professor of politics and director of the King’s India Institute at King’s College London, argues that the problem with the U.S. government today is the four-year term of the presidency, …
Obama Campaign: We Fell Behind on Fundraising Last Month
Last month, some folks scoffed when I wrote this:
To match his $750 million from the 2008 cycle, Obama would need to average $107 million for seven quarters. Obviously, it is possible that Obama can make up ground in the next few quarters. …