Source: Rachel Weiner / The Washington Post
President Obama raised $53 million last month for his reelection, a substantial increase from the month before.
In February, Obama raised $45 million from 348,000 donors. This month he upped his total by $8 million, and increased his donor pool to 567,000.
Campaign manager Jim Messina announced the total — raised in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee and two joint committees, the Obama Victory Fund and the Swing State Victory Fund — in a Web video that focused on small donors.
“People are building this organization five and 10 bucks at a time to take on Mitt Romney,” Messina said.
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