Contributions to the Obama campaign skyrocketed in the three days following the president’s announcement that he supported marriage equality, as donors opened their wallets and helped the campaign raise nearly $9 million.
Following months of mounting pressure over his “evolving” position, President Obama clarified his stance on May 9, when he told ABC News, “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” An analysis from NPR showed that after the announcement, the campaign raised almost three times what it had in the three previous days.
“Over the 72 hours following the announcement, donations to his campaign committees nearly tripled,” reports NPR. “He took in nearly $9 million over three days, compared with $3.4 million in the three previous days, according to an NPR analysis of campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission. The numbers include contributions from people who gave at least $200.”
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