Obama’s combined fundraising efforts topped $1.1 billion, the campaign announced to a group of top donors Saturday. The campaign had 4.5 million total donors, including 2.9 million new donors who sat out the 2008 cycle. The average donation was $65.89. Another interesting note: The Obama campaign was largely funded by big donors until the summer of 2012, when online donations soared and surpassed big donors as a revenue stream.
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