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Obama’s fundraising surges in August

President Obama and the Democrats collected more than $114 million in August, the biggest monthly total of the election so far.

President Obama and the Democrats collected more than $114 million in August, his campaign said this week, the biggest monthly total of the election so far and enough to slightly edge out Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the first time since April. More than 1.1 million people donated to the Obama campaign in August, said a spokesman, bringing its total number of donors to more than 3 million. The campaign said the average donation was $58, and 98 percent of those who donated gave $250 or less. Romney’s joint committee reported $111.6 million in August, according to his campaign; a spokesman reported that about 94 percent of his contributions were $250 or less. 

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