982,967 donors want to re-elect President Obama

Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina sent an email this morning with big news: 982,967 people have donated to the President’s campaign—and between the DNC and Obama for America, we’ve raised more than $70 million just in the past fundraising quarter.

That’s a big deal. It will go a long way toward fighting the special-interest money that the Republicans are amassing to take down not only the President’s re-election chances but also the reforms and economic recovery we’ve worked so hard to put in place.

Messina shared the facts and figures they’ll be reporting to the FEC:

  • In the third fundraising quarter of this year, 606,027 people donated to this campaign—even more than gave in the record-breaking previous quarter.
  • Those people gave more than 766,000 total donations—98 percent of them $250 or less, at an average amount of $56. That’s more than twice as many donations than we had at this point in the historic 2008 campaign.
  • We are focused on building infrastructure that will help us win in 2012. And each quarter we set a combined goal for the campaign and our allies at the Democratic National Committee. We far exceeded our goal of $55 million this quarter between the two organizations.
  • Together, Obama for America and the DNC raised more than $70 million. And it all happened during a summer when the President was focused on doing the job he was elected to do—a summer when we had to cancel a series of fundraising events and ask everyone to dig a little deeper.

He wrote, “If I could sum up this last quarter in a few words: Supporters like you came through.”

President Obama has a message to supporters as we close in on the milestone of 1 million donors taking ownership of this campaign. Take a minute to watch the video and then pitch in to help grow this movement.

Yours could be our millionth story, and you could even receive a phone call from the President. Watch and share the video and join the campaign.