CNN's Paul Steinhauser reports the Obama campaign has announced they raised $45 million in February. That's a significant uptick from January of this year but about $10 million off the pace from the same period four years ago:
(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign reported Monday that they raised more than $45 million in February.
The campaign made their early morning announcement on Twitter.
Obama's re-election team says 348,000 people donated to the president's campaign last month, with 105,000 being first time contributors. The campaign highlighted their small dollar grassroots efforts, saying the average donation last month was $59.04, with 97.7% of all donations being $250 or less.
The $45 million raised for the Obama re-election effort and for the Democratic National Committee is up from the $29.1 million the Obama re-election campaign raised in January, and brings to more than $300 million the amount brought in since the president organized his re-election efforts last April.