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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

$639,024,146 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 October 17, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $639,024,146 #1 of 40 Presidential candidates
    Total Spent:
    $553,249,453 #1 of 40 Presidential candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $93,667,891 #1 of 40 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.
    American Crossroads
    Americans For Prosperity
    Crossroads GPS
    Americans for Job Security
    Republican National Cmte
    Service Employees International Union
    Service Employees International Union Pea-Federal
    American Future Fund
    National Rifle Assn
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

covers through June 2012. 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.
    76% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

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    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
    Nov. 1, 2012
    Gen44 Reception at Taj Lounge
    Oct. 30, 2012
    Conference Call with DNC Executive Director Patrick Gastard at None
    Oct. 30, 2012
    Taste of Boston Reception with Michelle Obama at Park Plaza Castle
    Oct. 30, 2012
    House Party with Mayor Ed Lee at Home of David Onek & Kara Dukakis
    Oct. 29, 2012
    Private Musical Performance by Carole King at Home of Linda Mason and Roger Brown
View all campaign finance data for Barack Obama Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time