This guy never stops making history!
Barack Obama Becomes The First President To Raise Over $1 Billion
President Obama is the billion dollar man.
Obama has become the first politician to top that lofty mark of donations collected during his career.
His lifetime total hit $1,017,892,305 in April, nine years after he began his 2004 race for Senate, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
And Obama is hardly done: most observers expect him to raise at least another $300 million by Election Day.
The President has raised more than $217 million so far for this campaign, while his November opponent Mitt Romney has hauled in just under $100 million, the Center found.
However, the playing field becomes far more level when independent political action committees are included – conservative groups are expected to far outraise left-leaning organizations.
Both candidates’ parties have also poured cash into the race, which is expected to be – by far – the most expensive in history.
To keep the torrential rain a-going, the POTUS will team up with ol’ Billy Clinton for a mega-fundraiser.
The Obama campaign announced Tuesday that the current and former President will co-host an event in New York next month.
“When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, I had just started a job registering voters in Chicago,” Obama wrote in an email to supporters.
“I remember watching his campaign and thinking, ‘Wow, I’ve never seen a candidate like him,’” Obama continued. “I ran for President because we lost our way as a country after President Clinton left the White House.”
Details of the event, scheduled for June 4, were not immediately released.
“Money Makin’” Mitt ain’t got isht on Barry O!!
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