Obama Campaign Has “Super PAC” Concerns

Obama Campaign Has “Super PAC” Concerns

Republican super PACs may raise more money

by Team Ebony, March 14, 2012

Obama Campaign Has “Super PAC” Concerns

With the general election campaign just a few months away, President Barack Obama’s friends are under growing pressure to raise money rapidly for Democratic-leaning independent groups. The huge cash advantage mustered by Republican groups could prove decisive this fall, overwhelming Obama despite his own formidable fund-raising system.

For instance, while Priorities USA Action — a super PAC supporting the president’s re-election — combined with another group to raise $6.1 million by the end of 2011, American Crossroads — the leading Republican super PAC — took in $51 million in 2011 and expects to eventually raise $240 million.

How vital are these fund-raising efforts to Obama's re-election campaign? Also, if he is lagging behind financially, what can be done to help his campaign catch up?

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