The Fix: fourth quarter

President Obama raised $68 million in fourth quarter

President Obama raised $68 million in fourth quarter

President Obama’s campaign announced Thursday that it raised $42 million for his re-election campaign and another $24 million for the Democratic National Committee over the final three months of 2011.

“That’s a pretty good start,” said Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, in a web video sent to supporters announcing the numbers. He added that the campaign has received donations from 1.3 million people last year — including 583,000 in the final three months of 2011.

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