April 16th, 2012
07:11 AM ET
The Obama campaign says they raised $53 million for the president's reelection effort in March. That compares to $45 million it raised in February. The money goes both to the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee victory fund. The announcement came in a youtube video featuring new donors.
Other info released by the Obama campaign:
– 190,000 first time donors in March
– 567,000 total donors in March
– 97% of donations were $250 or less
– Average donation was $50.78