Obama Rakes It In
Obama has taken the lead in the Democratic field for the number of campaign donors, acquiring 93,000 new ones and raking in $20 million this last quarter. Though Hilary has yet to release the amount of funds she’s raised and she’s the fore-runner of the Democratic candidates, Obama has out raised her. Some of the donations have been as little as $5, but that doesn’t seem to matter when you’ve had 352,000 donors. Five dollar donations seem to suggest that Obama is reaching out to more “everyday people”, not just your big business people looking out for themselves in the future. He has had large fundraisers just like the other presidential candidates including a “$3 million fundraiser with talk-show mogul Oprah Winfrey, an event with mega-investor Warren Buffet and a low-dollar match program where the campaign united small donors with people who matched the amount the smaller donor could give”, according to an article by the Washington Times, but he does have the most donors, a sure sign of popularity.