U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia October 5, 2012. The unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. REUTERS/Kevi
Obama campaign, Democrats raise record $181 million in September
Posted : Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:19AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's campaign and its Democratic allies raised a record $181 million in September for the president's re-election effort, adding to a fundraising haul that could prove crucial in the final stretch of the White House race.
Obama's campaign said via Twitter that 1,825,813 people donated to the campaign last month. Of that number, 567,000 were new donors.
A vast majority of the donations - 98 percent - were $250 or less.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Vicki Allen)
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