Fundraising for the 2012 United States presidential election

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Fundraising plays a central role in many presidential campaigns, and is a key factor in determining the viability of candidates. Money raised is applied in many ways, such as for the salaries of non-volunteers in the campaign, transportation, campaign materials, and media advertisements. Under United States law, candidates are required to file campaign finance details with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) at the end of every calendar month or quarter. Summaries of these reports are made available to the public shortly thereafter, revealing the relative financial situations of all the campaigns.

July 2012[edit]

Campaign Finance information for the month of July 2012 according to the Federal Elections Commission[1]

Democrats[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Money Spent Cash On Hand Total Debt
Barack Obama $49,167,908.64 $58,956,970.12 $87,747,677.61 $0

Republicans[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Money Spent Cash On Hand Total Debt
Ron Paul $54,304.78 $396,049.79 $2,497,183.28 $0
Buddy Roemer $66,630.99 $26,495.19 $73,755.58 $0
Mitt Romney $40,329,413.16 $32,653,870.28 $30,181,372.86 $0
Rick Santorum $280,788.17 $288,231.81 $322,444.27 $0

Independent[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Money Spent Cash On Hand Total Debt
Gary Johnson $332,980.80 $323,934.69 $14,264.95 $0

2nd Quarter 2012[edit]

Campaign Finance information for the month of April 2012, May 2012, & June 2012 according to the Federal Elections Commission[2][3][4]

Democrats[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Money Spent Cash On Hand Total Debt
Barack Obama (inc.) $110,759,403.51 $117,318,858.33 $97,536,739.09 $2,388,103.70

Republicans[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Money Spent Cash On Hand Total Debt
Mitt Romney $68,186,303.00 $55,740,221.16 $22,505,829.98 $0
Ron Paul $3,881,560.45 $2,823,406.08 $2,838,928.29 $0
Rick Santorum $1,857,907.68 $3,332,120.81 $329,887.91 $1,693,560.68
Newt Gingrich $1,466,007.37 $2,632,546.69 $60,463.80 $4,858,130.31
Gary Johnson $402,187.19 $406,937.51 $5,218.84 $431,722.03
Rick Perry $28,252.73 $85,853.96 $417,206.91 $14,463.66
Buddy Roemer $169,700.35 $177,744.14 $9,969.16 $152,373.85
Key: Withdrew prior to end of quarter

1st Quarter 2012[edit]

Campaign Finance information for the month of January 2012, February 2012, & March 2012 according to the Federal Elections Commission[5][6][7]

Democrats[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Money Spent Cash On Hand Total Debt
Barack Obama (inc.) $68,258,209.10 $45,922,027.78 $104,096,193.91 $305,167.84

Republicans[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Money Spent Cash On Hand Total Debt
Mitt Romney $31,558,506.39 $41,414,884.61 $10,059,748.14 $0
Rick Santorum $18,559,238.27 $17,034,071.84 $1,804,101.04 $1,989,928.86
Ron Paul $10,384,100.84 $10,999,944.14 $1,780,773.92 $0
Newt Gingrich $9,911,148.83 $10,792,976.94 $1,227,003.12 $4,300,052.65
Jon Huntsman $450,776.06 $6,368,330.96 $5,176,722.70 $93,745.00
Rick Perry $403,001.50 $3,690,078.90 $474,808.14 $14,463.66
Buddy Roemer $362,668.56 $174,582.67 $197,562.20 $4,900.00
Gary Johnson $169,700.35 $177,744.14 $9,969.16 $152,373.85
Michele Bachmann $167,727.40 $360,835.53 $165,616.53 $1,049,567.39
Tim Pawlenty $56,513.42 $96,966.51 $5,814.79 $44,670.84
Key: Withdrew prior to end of quarter

4th Quarter 2011[edit]

Campaign Finance information through December 31, 2011, according to the Federal Elections Commission as of January 31, 2012.[8]

Democrats[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Loans Received Money Spent Cash On Hand Money Transfers
(from other accounts)
Total Debt
Barack Obama (inc.) $39,932,062.33 $0 $19,563,336.72 $81,761,011.59 $7,500,000.00 $3,035,737.49

Republicans[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Loans Received Money Spent Cash On Hand Money Transfers
(from other accounts)
Total Debt
Mitt Romney $24,278,503.06 $0 $19,019,342.53 $19,916,126.36 $0 $0
Ron Paul $13,322,158.03 $0 $15,085,426.39 $1,904,914.80 $0 $0
Herman Cain $11,480,745.35 $149,800.00 $11,828,193.55 $986,430.36 $0 $580,200.00
Newt Gingrich $9,822,375.66 $0 $8,066,961.14 $2,108,831.23 $0 $1,199,360.60
Rick Perry $2,909,565.49 $0 $14,226,095.17 $3,761,885.54 $0 $93,745.00
Michele Bachmann $1,712,152.46 $0 $2,692,611.90 $358,724.66 $0 $1,055,924.18
Jon Huntsman $1,404,236.12 $300,000.00 $1,620,885.17 $110,965.45 $0 $3,775,252.61
Rick Santorum $920,427.57 $0 $831,049.90 $278,934.61 $0 $204,836.34
Tim Pawlenty $400,013.24 $0 $373,918.16 $46,267.88 $0 $102,911.47
Gary Johnson $161,694.38 $0 $154,563.76 $18,012.95 $0 $203,761.01
Buddy Roemer $111,851.26 $4,900.00 $148,486.02 $9,476.31 $0 $4,900.00
Fred Karger $82,970.49 $0 $80,200.16 $16,041.06 $0 $0
Thaddeus McCotter $1,171.92 $0 $7,318.47 $927.38 $0 $105,636.24
Key: Withdrew prior to end of quarter

3rd Quarter 2011[edit]

Campaign Finance information through September 30, 2011, according to the Federal Elections Commission as of October 15, 2011.[8]

Democrats[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Loans Received Money Spent Cash On Hand Money Transfers
(from other accounts)
Total Debt
Barack Obama (inc.) $42,090,011.38 $0 $17,790,313.67 $61,403,710.55 $9,000,000.00 $1,709,300.30

Republicans[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Loans Received Money Spent Cash On Hand Money Transfers
(from other accounts)
Total Debt
Rick Perry $17,200,232.07 $0 $2,121,816.85 $15,078,415.22 $0 $339,119.73
Mitt Romney $14,222,570.66 $0 $12,281,100.24 $14,656,965.83 $0 $0
Ron Paul $8,268,499.92 $0 $7,559,908.76 $3,674,768.16 $500,000.00 $0
Jon Huntsman $4,514,188.95 $2,249,481.05 $4,186,574.45 $327,614.50 $0 $3,145,593.75
Michele Bachmann $3,907,748.06 $0 $5,947,630.95 $1,339,184.10 $0 $549,604.07
Herman Cain $2,813,341.52 $175,000.00 $1,967,152.00 $1,333,778.56 $0 $675,000.00
Tim Pawlenty $994,670.77 $0 $2,975,588.07 $20,172.80 $0 $453,841.50
Newt Gingrich $807,962.45 $0 $776,767.90 $353,416.71 $0 $1,192,865.82
Rick Santorum $704,199.37 $0 $743,757.29 $189,556.94 $0 $71,866.19
Thaddeus McCotter $512,644.22 $0 $511,135.38 $1,508.84 $450,000.00 $105,367.24
Gary Johnson $236,193.77 $0 $231,317.99 $10,882.33 $0 $240,066.88
Buddy Roemer $137,521.03 $10,000.00 $110,468.41 $46,111.07 $0 $20,000.00
Fred Karger $89,684.94 $0 $79,407.09 $12,581.62 $0 $0
Key: Withdrew prior to end of quarter

2nd Quarter 2011[edit]

Campaign Finance information through June 30, 2011, according to the Federal Elections Commission as of July 15, 2011.[9]

Democrats[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Loans Received Money Spent Cash On Hand Money Transfers
(from other accounts)
Total Debt
Barack Obama (inc.) $46,323,209.30 $0 $11,095,657.39 $37,110,346.11 $12,750,000.00 $412,878.16

Republicans[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Loans Received Money Spent Cash On Hand Money Transfers
(from other accounts)
Total Debt
Mitt Romney $18,383,256.66 $0 $5,668,384.74 $12,715,495.41 $0 $0
Ron Paul $4,518,947.59 $0 $1,552,770.59 $2,966,177.00 $500.00 $0
Tim Pawlenty $4,335,694.99 $0 $2,451,251.40 $2,001,090.10 $0 $1,915.06
Michele Bachmann $3,639,723.42 $0 $260,656.43 $3,379,066.99 $2,000,000.00 $364,119.67
Herman Cain $2,580,725.90 $500,000.00 $2,098,830.97 $481,894.93 $0 $500,000.00
Newt Gingrich $2,102,916.13 $0 $1,780,693.97 $322,222.16 $0 $1,030,627.82
Rick Santorum $582,347.67 $0 $353,232.81 $229,114.86 $0 $0
Gary Johnson $180,236.80 $0 $174,230.25 $6,006.55 $0 $227,360.33
Fred Karger $86,740.15 $0 $88,608.33 $2,303.77 $0 $0
Buddy Roemer $40,670.00 $10,000.00 $74,450.77 $19,058.45 $0 $0

1st Quarter 2011[edit]

Campaign Finance information through March 30, 2011, according to the Federal Elections Commission as of April 15, 2011.[10]

Republicans[edit]

Candidate Money Raised Loans Received Money Spent Cash On Hand Money Transfers
(from other accounts)
Total Debt
Fred Karger $479,871.13 $200,000 $175,699.18 $4,171.95 $0 $2,342,765.97
Tim Pawlenty $160,065.91 $0 $43,419.40 $116,646.51 $0 $0
Buddy Roemer $54,990.00 $0 $2,150.78 $52,839.22 $0 $0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2012 August Monthly". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2012 May Monthly". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2012 June Monthly". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2012 July Monthly". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2012 February Monthly". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2012 March Monthly". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2012 April Monthly". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  8. ^ a b "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2011 Year-End". Federal Elections Commission. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  9. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2011 July Quarterly". Federal Elections Commission. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  10. ^ "Selected Presidential Reports For The 2011 April Quarterly". Federal Elections Commission. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 

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