By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Romney campaign says that the President Obama’s campaign will spend over a $billion in this election.
September was a fundraising success for President Obama and the Democratic Party. They hauled in $181 million in new campaign funds. President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina said in an email, “The people and the stories behind these numbers are what make this grass-roots organization so powerful.”
Republican Candidate Mitt Romney said in a written release, “For the first time in history, a political campaign will hit the billion-dollar mark. Barack Obama’s re-election effort has raised nearly $950 million this cycle. President Obama and his liberal allies will not give up their power easily—and with one month left until Election Day, they will do whatever it takes to break the $1 billion mark. We cannot let them deliver four more years like the last four years.”, and supporters like you can keep them from succeeding.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus said, “I think we all understand that this race is not going to come down to money because we’ve been very competitive and if you roll the tape, I’ve been calling, been saying that President Obama is going to raise a billion dollars in a year-and-a-half. We call him the ‘Billion Dollar President,’”
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said recently, “America is at a tipping point and voters will soon choose which direction we will go. Alabamians clearly understand that America, as we have known it, will never be the same if we allow Barack Obama to have another term as President.
In 2008, Senator Barack Obama’s campaign spent $770 million to defeat Senator John McCain who spent only $239 million. Of that McCain received $85 million in public financing. Both candidates this time (like Obama in 2008) have opted out of public financing and the limits that come with it.
The Romney campaign has not released its September fundraising totals but has announced that they raised $12 million in the 24 hours following Governor Romney’s debate in Denver Colorado on October 4th. It has been reported that the Romney campaign has set a goal of raising $800 million for this campaign.