Jim Messina announces the Obama Campaign Nearing 10 Million Donations, reports Alana Horowitz.
This surprising surge in grass roots donations starting in August has helped us overcome what was expected to be a huge Romney advantage in advertising this last few months of the fall campaign.
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is nearing 10 million donations, according to an email from campaign manager Jim Messina.
"Tomorrow, we could hit 10 million grassroots donations in 2012 alone," he said. "It would be a historic milestone in grassroots politics, and a huge win for our way of building a campaign."
According to Messina, the campaign had 9,725,074 donations as of Saturday night.
The Obama campaign had raised $157 million more than the Mitt Romney campaign as of the end of August. That lead is mostly due to small contributions under $200.
Let's keep it up.
I'm going to make another donation today. Maybe you can too, to participate in what may be a historic day? I"m going to see if I can copy the source code for the ONN widgets that connect people to the official donation and information sites. I also encourage those who have links to the donation sites of down-ticket candidates to include them in the comments.
Please help create a money bomb, today, for President Obama and More and Better Democrats all the way down the ticket.
I "borrowed this source code from last night's ONN.
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11:22 AM PT: I just checked my email and sure enough here's the email straight from Jim Messina. BTW, I'm known to the Obama campaign as David. They have no idea of my secret life here as HoundDog!. Bwa, ha, ha. Or, should I say woof, woof!
Our final quarterly fundraising deadline is here.
This is a huge deal: Tomorrow, we could hit 10 million grassroots donations in 2012 alone.
It would be a historic milestone in grassroots politics, and a huge win for our way of building a campaign.
We're at 9,725,074 now, and it's going to take a huge push to get there before tomorrow's midnight deadline, but I know we can do it.
Your support made a big difference in 2008 -- thank you. Every donation counts.
Will you chip in $15 or more now to support this campaign in the final stretch?
Obama for America
12:10 PM PT: I couldn't get the ActBlue widget above to connect to the server, so I donated through my account on the official BarackObama site, and discovered I needed to update my address there anyway.
But, as an extra bonus for linking my account to something I'm getting a free Obama bumper sticker! So, if you act now, maybe you can get bonuses too!
Has anyone else had problems with the above ActBlue widget? I can't tell whether the widget is broken or if I just have my firewall security settings to high?