President Obama made his first, personal contribution to his 2012 campaign on Monday with a $5,000 online donation, the campaign said today.
Obama referenced the gift in an email appeal to supporters ahead of the midnight fundraising deadline for July.
“Friend — Yesterday, I made my first donation to support this campaign,” Obama wrote.
“On its own, what I gave won’t be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we’ve seen on the other side, both from our opponent’s campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him. But we have always believed that there’s nothing we can’t do when we all pitch in. That includes me,” he said.