12 Jan '12, 11pm

Obama, Democrats raise US$68m for polls

GREER, South Carolina: Republicans got a stark reminder Thursday of President Barack Obama's juggernaut re-election campaign, as he and his Democratic party scooped up nearly $70 million in the last months of 2011. While the Republican White House hopefuls stumped in South Carolina and Florida -- which hold their primaries on January 21 and 31 respectively -- Obama campaign chief Jim Messina announced the robust haul of campaign cash. The Democratic total included more than $42 million for the embattled president's fight for a second term, a pitched battle shaped by the sour US economy and voter concerns about high unemployment. Another $24 million filled the coffers of the Democratic National Committee, which acts as the White House's political arm and will fund Democratic candidates at all levels in the November 6 elections. Despite the vast sums, Messina warned supporte...

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