NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- President Barack Obama ramped up fundraising last month with March's total topping February's haul by nearly 18%. Obama, the Democratic Party and two other campaign funds raised $53 million in March, the president's campaign announced Monday in a YouTube
The amount outweighed the
$45 million raised in February and grew his Election 2012 total to some $350 million. "This really is how this works, people building this organization $5 and $10 at a time to take on Mitt Romney," campaign manager Jim Messina said in the video. The video appealed to potential supporters who could commit small amounts of cash to Obama's funds -- it noted that 97% of March donations were $250 or less -- as the campaign stuck to a grassroots message. -- Written by Joe Deaux in New York. >Contact by Email. >Follow Joe Deaux on Twitter. Subscribe on Facebook.