WASHINGTON--The Obama campaign had a very robust 4th quarter, raising $68 million--of that $42 million was donated directly to the Obama 2012 campaign and $24 million to the Democratic National Committee, which is raising money in tandem with OFA.
"Too many Obama supporters genuinely believe that this campaign doesn't really need their donations, or doesn't need them yet, in order to compete and win," campaign manager Jim Messina said in an e-mail
"This is not a billion-dollar campaign and it's not going to be. We're not taking a dime from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs. All of the money that funds this campaign will come from grassroots supporters like you," he said.