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Obama campaign sets single day fundraising record

Obama campaign sets single day fundraising record
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POSTED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:04pm

It seems an energetic debate performance can generate big bucks.

The Obama campaign confirms that they had their single biggest day of fundraising on Wednesday, the day after the town-hall style presidential debate. The record includes not just the current campaign but also the 2008 presidential cycle.

While the campaign Friday morning confirmed the fundraising record, they said they aren't releasing at this time an actual figure for what they raised on Wednesday. After a lackluster performance in the first presidential debate in Denver two weeks ago, Obama spent much of Tuesday's debate in Hempstead, New York attacking Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

The fundraising record was first reported by Politico's Mike Allen. 

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