While the Wall Street Journal previously estimated that the Obama campaign would raise $150 million in September, it turns out they were off by more than $30 million.
Jim Messina announced today that the campaign raised a total of $181 million during the month of September from over 1.8 million donors.
An email to supporters from campaign manager Jim Messina said that 1.8 million people donated an average of $53 each in September, including 567,000 people giving for the first time.
Since Obama launched his reelection campaign in April 2011, 3,922,420 people have donated to the campaign, he said.
98 percent of donations made to the campaign in September were less than $250.