(Photo of Obama: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)President Obama raised a whopping $86 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee between April and June, according to an online video sent to supporters early this morning.
The president's campaign raised more than $47 million--surpassing the combined $35 million his 2012 GOP rivals have publicly announced raising so far. (Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum still haven't disclosed their fundraising totals.) Meanwhile, Obama raised more than $38 million for the DNC via a joint fundraising committee set up between the party and his re-election committee.
"Congratulations on this monumental achievement," Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, says in the video.Read More »from President Obama raised $86 million for his 2012 re-election effort