President Obama's campaign is touting a fundraising milestone Monday, having surpassed 1 million donors for the reelection effort.
The Chicago-based campaign started collecting donations in April. Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee just reported raising a combined $70 million from more than 600,000 people in the third quarter, after amassing $86 million in the second.
The campaign has said that 98% of its donations in the last quarter came in amounts of $250 or less. It used a range of tactics to help amass those small gifts, most notably offering contributors a chance to have dinner with the president.
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It also has disclosed a list of 351 bundlers -- major fundraisers who collect donations from others -- up more than 100 from the previous quarter. Among those on the top tier, bundlers who raised $500,000 or more, are film producer Harvey Weinstein and Steve Spinner, a former Department of Energy official who monitored a loan guarantee program that backed the now-bankrupt solar manufacturer Solyndra.
The fundraising milestone coincides with another -- 1,000 days after the start of the Obama administration. The campaign is selling the achievement as a demonstration of grass-roots support for the president's reelection.
"No matter what our opponents do, and however many people end up becoming a part of this campaign, this first million will always be the group that put this movement in the best position possible for the fights ahead," Obama wrote in an email to supporters.
It's also trying to add to its tally, saying that a donor has promised to match any new contributions.