Team Obama Raises $68M in Fourth Quarter

That amount includes more than $42 million raised by Obama's Chicago-based campaign

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    In a video released to supporters Thursday morning, Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced the team raised more than $68 million in the 4th quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2011.

    That amount includes more than $42 million raised by the Chicago-based campaign, more than $24 million raked in by the DNC and another $1 million-plus raised by a swing-state victory fund.

    Messina also announced that a total of 1.3 million Americans have now donated money to the Obama campaign.

    Romney's campaign said Wednesday it had collected $56 million for the primary through Dec. 31 and has more than $19 million in the bank, far outpacing his opponents' fundraising.

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