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Obama campaign makes headstart in fund raising

04-07-2011 09:31 BJT

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has received tens of thousands of small donations after it was officially launched, U.S. media reported on Wednesday.

Media reports said the campaign received 23,000 contributions in the first 24 hours following the Monday morning announcement. Nearly all of the donations were in the amount of 200 dollars or less.

Small donations are key to Obama's election success in 2008. In all, the campaign raised a whopping 750 million dollars. The reelection campaign is targeting the one-billion mark this time.

In addition to small donors, the Obama campaign is also targeting big donors. Starting next week, the campaign will organize a series of big donor events headlined by Obama himself.

Obama's possible Republican opponents are still preparing or weighing the options. Ron Paul, the Republican congressman who ran last time, said he will make a decision in a month.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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