The fundraising effort for President Obama's re-election committee, Obama for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee exceeded expectations.

For the third quarter of 2011, $70.1 million has been raised. OFA raised $42.8 million and the DNC raised $27.3 million. The goal was set for $55 million.

98% of the donors gave less than $250 dollars. The average donation is $56 dollars.