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Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Obama raised $29.1 million in January

President Obama raised $29.1 million for his reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee in January, his campaign announced Friday morning.

Obama has already raised more than $250 million for his reelection campaign and the Democratic Party, which is spending on his behalf.

The January figures are slightly higher than the $27.2 million raised by President George W. Bush and the Republican National Committee during the same period eight years ago, the year Bush was running for reelection.

Obama went to the West Coast for a series of fundraisers this week, including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

The president has been raising far more than the Republicans vying to replace him, but campaign officials have recently admitted fears that the advantage won’t last. The president’s campaign has endorsed the efforts of a so-called super PAC working on his behalf that can accept corporate money and individual donations over the $5,000 limit put on the campaign.

All of the presidential campaigns and the largest super PACs behind them must report their donors to the public before Monday night.

By  |  07:34 AM ET, 02/17/2012

 
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