NPR had a midday report that the Obama campaign is raking in huge numbers of contributions from individual contributors. Won't these donors to the campaign also be sure to vote? And doesn't that tell us something about Democratic turnout?
Other campaign money news:
President Barack Obama has received almost twice as much in campaign contributions from U.S. military and Defense Department personnel as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, despite Romney’s promises to boost defense spending and his criticism of military cuts set to take place in January. ...Bloomberg
Attorneys, business owners and retirees were among those who helped President Barack Obama maintain slim fundraising supremacy over Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month, with the president raising $181 million as he entered the last full month in the fight to keep his job.
An Associated Press review of newly released financial reports found at least $11 million from lawyers and at least $3 million from investors and bankers, some of whom cooled to the president earlier in this election campaign when critics say he cracked down on Wall Street and pushed for consumer-protection reforms. About $22 million more came from retired Americans, an important bloc of voters likely more tuned in to health care reform and changes in retirement benefits. ...CBS News
Three leading Democratic “super PACs” raised more money in September than in any other month this election cycle, officials said, underscoring the growing willingness of wealthy Democrats to bankroll groups whose existence they had long opposed. ...NYT
Priorities USA Action, run by former Obama aides, will report $15.2 million in September contributions when it files tomorrow with the U.S. Federal Election Commission, according to an aide with knowledge of the report. That would mark its best fundraising month yet....Bloomberg