Early in the campaign cycle Obama’s team repeatedly bragged how they would raise $1 billion.

As the season wore on, it appeared less and less likely.

But in September Obama and the DNC jointly raised $181 million, putting Obama back on track:

Spurred on by the Democratic National Convention, new donate-by-text capability and an expanding lead in state and national polls, President Obama raised $181 million for his reelection effort in September, his campaign announced Saturday.

The immense haul pushes the total raised for the incumbent’s campaign this cycle to $947 million, making it a near certainty he’ll surpass $1 billion raised for his campaign, the Democratic National Committee and other affiliated campaigns.

The announcement comes a day before the president is set to travel to Los Angeles for a trio of fundraisers, including one with President Clinton and a concert featuring Stevie Wonder and other performers.

There are rumors of an Obama fundraising scandal, but he probably couldn’t care less.  He played fast and loose with credit card donations in 2008 and got away with it.  The Money Badger don’t care.

Now would be a good time to donate to Romney-Ryan, if you have not done so already.

Update: A commenter points out I should have said to give to Romney-Ryan even if you already have, not just if you haven’t already.


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