With Mitt Romney getting closer and closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination, Barack Obama is gearing up to defend his position in the Oval Office.
Since launching his re-election campaign last spring, the 44th President of the United States of America has raised about $350 million from generous donors. Amazingly enough, a whopping $53 million was raised in the month of March alone.
Surprisingly, much of the money raised has come from 190,000 first-time donors who contributed an average of $50. The other $43 million? Probably some corporations looking to get in Obama's pocket, but don't hate the player, hate the political game. These days it takes BIG money to win an election.
Now if only the country could chip in like that to pay off our national debt…
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