Add in the unions and Super PACs and you’re looking at close to $2 billion to reelect Chicago Jesus.
President Barack Obama’s re-election effort raked $181 million in contributions in September, his campaign said Saturday, bringing the total raised during this election cycle to nearly $950 million with a month to go until Election Day.
The combined total brought in by the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee outpaces the $114 million they raised in August, but not quite as much as the $193 million the Obama Victory Fund raised in September 2008.
Though the campaign spent months discouraging talk that the Obama Victory Fund would raise $1 billion, the effort is close. By the end of August, Obama had raised $766 million and September’s contributions bring that total to $947 million.