Authors: Joshua Cohan
(WASHINGTON) -- More than one million people have donated money to help President Obama win a second term, his campaign announced Monday. A giant ticker on the campaign’s website, BarackObama.com, surpassed the milestone shortly after 4 p.m. ET.
In an email ahead of the mark, Obama praised his supporters for helping to set his financing apart from that of his Republican challengers.
“No matter what our opponents do, and however many people end up becoming a part of this campaign -- this first million will always be the group that put this movement in the best position possible for the fights ahead,” he said. “None of us can do this alone. We've always relied on each other, not Washington lobbyists or corporate interests, to build our campaign.”
Obama does not accept campaign contributions from registered lobbyists or political action committees.
During the 2007-2008 campaign cycle, an estimated three million Americans opened their wallets in support of Obama.
Obama aides say topping one million donors by this point in the 2012 campaign puts them well ahead of the record pace for donor engagement they set four years ago.
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