President Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, June 6
USA Today: President Obama and the Democratic Party raised a combined $60 million in May for Obama’s re-election effort, the campaign announced today.
That brings Obama’s total to about $450 million for the 2012 election.
The May fundraising number also tops April’s haul of $43.6 million for the president.
The campaign’s Twitter site reported that more than 572,000 people donated to Obama in May, some 147,000 of them for the first time.
It also said that 98% of the contributions were less than $250. Average donation: $54.94.
The Obama re-election team claims a total of 2.2 million contributors.
1:20: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event at a private residence in Los Angeles
2:20: Departs Los Angeles
2:45: Michelle Obama meets with Obama campaign volunteers from the Manassas area
3:20: PBO arrives in Las Vegas
3:50: Delivers remarks on college affordability at the University of Nevada
5:00: Departs Las Vegas
9:25 Arrives at the White House