Washington, Sep.10: Officials involved with the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama, have set a goal of collecting 55 million dollars for the third quarter of the year that closes at the end of this month.
According to Politico, Obama’s national finance committee for his re-election bid says this is a smaller goal than the re-elect set for last quarter, the first one where the committee was up and running, and is much less than the 86 million dollars the joint Democratic National Committee and campaign committee ultimately took in.
Campaign officials have tried to lower expectations for the fundraising quarter after Obama scratched events during the debt ceiling negotiations.
Committee official Messina told donors that the 55 million dollar amount was “an ambitious goal” because of the canceled fundraisers and typically slow campaign money period during the summer.
Several donors said they were invigorated by Obama’s jobs speech to Congress, which they watched Thursday night at the campaign’s headquarters overlooking the city’s Millennium Park.
Many said the policy proposals would help them persuade people to donate to Obama’s re-election bid. (ANI)