Barack Obama

The Billion Dollar Incumbent: Obama Cash Haul Hits $925 Million

Barack Obama's the most well-funded candidate in history, leaving Romney more than $300 million behind


Unless Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney persuaded donors to cough up $360 million in September, President Barack Obama will remain the all-time king of political fundraising.

The Obama campaign released preliminary figures showing their candidate's dollar domination in September, when he raised $181 million, the bulk of it–some 98 percent–in chunks of $250 or less. That brings Obama's overall total to a staggering $925 million in the current election cycle, including money raised by his joint fundraising committees, the Obama Victory Fund and the Swing State Victory Fund, and the Democratic National Committee.