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Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II (i /bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

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Campaign Finance

$258,922,680 Received

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through candidate's May 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $258,922,680 #1 of 38 Presidential candidates
    Total Spent:
    $154,044,767 #1 of 38 Presidential candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $109,718,115 #1 of 38 Presidential candidates
  • Contributions Over Time

    reflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
  • Independent Expenditures

    outside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
    Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending
    Restore Our Future, Inc.
    Republican National Cmte
    Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama
    Restore America's Voice PAC
    Life & Liberty PAC
    Republican Majority Campaign
    Service Employees International Union PEA - Federal
    NARAL Pro-Choice America
    Florida Freedom PAC
    Freedomworks For America
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

covers through 2011. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    79% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

    Employee Color Block
    PAC Color Block
    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
  • Recent and upcoming fundraisers

    Full invitations can be viewed at Party Time
    Date Event
    July 19, 2012
    Campaign Roundtable with first lady Michelle Obama at The Jefferson Hotel
    July 18, 2012
    Reception with first lady Michelle Obama at Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
    July 18, 2012
    Gen44 Reception with special guest Neal Katyal at TBD
    July 17, 2012
    Reception with Pres. Obama, LGBT Community feat musical guest Jerry Jeff Walker at Austin Music Hall
    July 17, 2012
    Chefs for Obama Food Tasting Reception at Offices of Jones Day
View all campaign finance data for Barack Obama Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time