Over at Roll Call, Janie Lorber has some details on the presidential campaigns fundraising by text message. "The fees — a percentage of the total amount raised via text — suggest that Obama outdid the former Massachusetts governor by a more than 500-to-1 ratio among texting donors."
In their second debate, Mitt Romney hit President Obama for attending a fundraiser the day after the Benghazi attack. This time, it was President Obama's turn: "And when I went to Israel as a candidate, I didn’t take donors, I didn’t attend fundraisers, I went to Yad Vashem, the — the Holocaust museum there, to remind myself the — the nature of evil and why our bond with Israel will be unbreakable."
Important New York Times story on efforts to push for Fair Elections in New York State: "With two weeks remaining before Election Day, advocates for creating a system of public financing for state elections are preparing to funnel at least $600,000 into two State Senate races in an effort to make money in politics a more prominent campaign issue." The Caravan of
Are you somewhere in New York State? Then you should make sure to check out one of the stops on the Caravan of Corruption traveling through next week. "From Buffalo to Brooklyn, and everywhere in between, we’re taking our creepshow on the road to show what happens when we don’t hold greedy politicians accountable for their actions." You might even run into some Public Campaign staff!Oct16Oct15Oct12
Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly made a brief appearance on The Daily Show last night. Check it out!Oct11Oct09
The Obama campaign announced over the weekend that the campaign and DNC raised $181 million in September, a record for the cycle, putting them just $53 million shy of $1 billion raised for 2012.Oct05
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Obama raised a "record" $150 million in September, but as Dan Eggen at Washington Post points out, "One aide said the campaign had its best fundraising month 'ever,' while another said only that it was a record for 2012.