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Obama: 1 in 75 Americans have donated to my campaign

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

It's a remarkable number that the Obama campaign is touting as it moves into the last four weeks of the campaign for reelection: One in 75 Americans have donated to President Obama. That's some 4 million people who "own a piece of this campaign.

In an email to supporters looking for more cash, the campaign had a little fun breaking out details of some of their contributors:

-- Five beekeepers in Oregon and Pennsylvania.

-- 117 photographers in Ohio.

-- 25 dog walkers in Virginia.

-- 126 bus drivers in Texas.

-- 660 bartenders and servers in New York.

They also bragged on two other statistics that they say shows momentum with the president. In several battleground states, the Democrats have registered more voters than Republicans and the Obama campaign has opened 798 field offices compared to 295 for Mitt Romney.

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