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2012 Presidential Candidate Fundraising Summary

Posted by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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2012 Presidential Candidate Fundraising Summary


Presidential candidates have already raised and spent millions of dollars in the 2012 campaign, as we know from the reports they're required to file each month with the Federal Election Commission. Here OpenSecrets.org highlights how the White House hopefuls are stacking up in the money chase.

View more here about these candidates -- and those who dropped out.

CandidateTotal RaisedMar 2012 RaisedSpentDebtsCash on Hand% From
Small Indivs
End Date
Barack Obama (D)$191,671,860$34,619,903$89,879,065$305,168$104,096,19445%Mar 31, 2012
Randall A. Terry (D)$163,367$20,927$158,031$9,200$5,33740%Mar 31, 2012
Buddy Roemer (I)$699,882$194,855$502,069$4,900$197,81282%Mar 31, 2012
Gary Johnson (L)$747,825$62,229$737,856$152,374$9,96930%Mar 31, 2012
Mitt Romney (R)$86,631,381$12,577,672$76,584,671$0$10,059,74811%Mar 31, 2012
Ron Paul (R)$36,751,705$2,592,753$34,970,931$0$1,780,77445%Mar 31, 2012
Newt Gingrich (R)$22,380,781$1,661,644$21,153,778$4,300,053$1,227,00348%Mar 31, 2012
Rick Santorum (R)$20,585,432$4,963,539$18,781,331$1,989,929$1,804,10151%Mar 31, 2012
Rick Perry (R)$19,766,535$-122,655$19,291,727$14,464$474,8085%Mar 31, 2012
Herman Cain (R)$16,672,939$36,756$16,631,078$450,000$41,86154%Mar 31, 2012
Michele Bachmann (R)$9,244,228$0$8,885,504$1,055,924$358,72552%Dec 31, 2011
Jon Huntsman (R)$7,835,277$1,502,843$7,788,171$5,469,145$47,1076%Mar 31, 2012
Tim Pawlenty (R)$5,151,118$16,042$5,151,118$0$011%Mar 31, 2012
Thad McCotter (R)$547,389$0$540,315$105,367$7,0748%Sep 30, 2011
Fred Karger (R)$509,802$27,354$504,648$0$5,1545%Mar 31, 2012
by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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im23vaughn
by Bronze Member on Apr. 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

WOW 191 million this election season. Also, noted that it looks likes Obama has the support of many people.  He almost brought in more money than all the GOP Presidential contenders combined!!

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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I think it's absolutely INSANE that it costs THAT much to have a serious run for POTUS.

No wonder anyone who ever started out in politics with a real, legitimate concern for our country turns into yet another politician.  They have no choice if they want a shot at it.

rachelrothchild
by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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That's because he gets tons of money from rich celebrities.

Quoting im23vaughn:

WOW 191 million this election season. Also, noted that it looks likes Obama has the support of many people.  He almost brought in more money than all the GOP Presidential contenders combined!!


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jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2012 at 5:41 PM

.....and lobbyists and superpacs....

Quoting rachelrothchild:

That's because he gets tons of money from rich celebrities.

Quoting im23vaughn:

WOW 191 million this election season. Also, noted that it looks likes Obama has the support of many people.  He almost brought in more money than all the GOP Presidential contenders combined!!



im23vaughn
by Bronze Member on Apr. 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Did you actually read the article? 45% of his money came from small donors ( those who contributed less than $200). While only 11% of Mitt's came from small donors...

.. Geesh... reading is fundamental. SMH...

Quoting rachelrothchild:

That's because he gets tons of money from rich celebrities.

Quoting im23vaughn:

WOW 191 million this election season. Also, noted that it looks likes Obama has the support of many people.  He almost brought in more money than all the GOP Presidential contenders combined!!



rachelrothchild
by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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Of course I did.  He gets the exact same percentage from small donors as Ron Paul.  Where do you think the other 55% comes from?  Oprah, George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, etc.

For the record, I don't give a crap about Mitt Romney...at all.

Quoting im23vaughn:

Did you actually read the article? 45% of his money came from small donors ( those who contributed less than $200). While only 11% of Mitt's came from small donors...

.. Geesh... reading is fundamental. SMH...

Quoting rachelrothchild:

That's because he gets tons of money from rich celebrities.

Quoting im23vaughn:

WOW 191 million this election season. Also, noted that it looks likes Obama has the support of many people.  He almost brought in more money than all the GOP Presidential contenders combined!!




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rachelrothchild
by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM

That too.

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

.....and lobbyists and superpacs....

Quoting rachelrothchild:

That's because he gets tons of money from rich celebrities.

Quoting im23vaughn:

WOW 191 million this election season. Also, noted that it looks likes Obama has the support of many people.  He almost brought in more money than all the GOP Presidential contenders combined!!




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im23vaughn
by Bronze Member on Apr. 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Your statement was that the reason he has so much money is because he gets his money from the rich and celebrities. The FACT is that almost 1/2 of his money comes from small donors so your logic is incorrect. Also, this isn't super pac money. Each donor is limited to a $2500 contribution for these numbers. So what you said was incorrect. 

Quoting rachelrothchild:

Of course I did.  He gets the exact same percentage from small donors as Ron Paul.  Where do you think the other 55% comes from?  Oprah, George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, etc.

For the record, I don't give a crap about Mitt Romney...at all.

Quoting im23vaughn:

Did you actually read the article? 45% of his money came from small donors ( those who contributed less than $200). While only 11% of Mitt's came from small donors...

.. Geesh... reading is fundamental. SMH...

Quoting rachelrothchild:

That's because he gets tons of money from rich celebrities.

Quoting im23vaughn:

WOW 191 million this election season. Also, noted that it looks likes Obama has the support of many people.  He almost brought in more money than all the GOP Presidential contenders combined!!


 


 

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