Tags: Obama | Fundraising

Obama's Political Group Raises Modest $4.8 Million

Image: Obama's Political Group Raises Modest $4.8 Million U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Organizing for Action head Jim Messina, left, looks on during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. Messina was manager of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

Friday, 12 Apr 2013 08:57 AM


  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The independent group backing President Barack Obama's policy agenda raised a modest $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2013.

In an email to supporters, Organizing for Action says more than 109,000 people donated money to the new group. The average donation was about $44.

The group was formed earlier this year by several former Obama campaign staffers and has access to the presidential campaign's extensive voter and donor lists. Its goal is to promote the president's agenda, including gun control and immigration reform.

But the light fundraising totals underscore the difficulty the group will face in recreating the fundraising prowess of Obama's presidential campaign machine.

OFA is not accepting corporate donations and says it will disclose the identity of its donors and amount of money they contribute.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Zuckerberg-Backed Group Plans Ads Against Rep. Steve King

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 11:08 AM

A Mark Zuckerberg-supported pro-immigration group plans an ad campaign against Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa for sa . . .

'Outsider' Clawson Leading in Florida GOP House Primary

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 10:53 AM

As Tuesday's Republican primary in Florida's 19th Congressional District draws closer, the momentum is with Curt Clawson . . .

Ben Carson PAC Outraises 2016 GOP Hopefuls and Hillary

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 06:09 AM

If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 20 . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved