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Obama, DNC Raise $68M In Final 3 Months Of 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign has hauled in more than $68 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic Party during the final three months of 2011.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina announced the figures in a video to supporters released Thursday.

Campaign officials had hoped to raise at least $60 million combined during the fundraising quarter, setting the stage for the 2012 campaign.

Combined, Obama's campaign and the DNC raised more than $220 million in 2011.

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