Small money

President Obama is raising a larger share of his money from small-dollar donors than he did during his grass-roots-fueled 2008 campaign. While some of his Republican challengers also have a high proportion of small donors, they lag in fundraising overall. Obama has raised $155 million for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee - five times the amount raised by Mitt Romney, the top GOP fundraiser.

Comparing small dollar donations for the 2012 election
Analysis of Federal Election Commission data. The Washington Post. Published on November 18, 2011, 10:22 p.m.
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