Updated from 9:52 a.m. ET with links to FEC documents to 2003 RNC receipts
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised some $68 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 as the incumbent raised his total 2011 war chest to $222 million, campaign manager Jim Messina announced Thursday.
Obama's campaign received donations from 1.3 million donors in 2011, 98% of which were contributions of $250 or less, but the fourth-quarter total trailed the
|Obama campaign manager Jim Messina|
"Too many Obama supporters think we don't need their money, or they don't need to give now, in fact in the past week I've gotten emails that say, 'Oh, you don't need our money now,' or, 'You're going to raise $1 billion,'" Messina said in a YouTube video. "The $1 billion number is completely untrue."Obama's quarter was far ahead of the