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Obama raises £112m in September

President Barack Obama's campaign and Democrats have raised 181 million US dollars (£112 million) combined in September, pulling in the most money in one month during his re-election bid.

Mr Obama's fundraising haul topped the more than 114 million dollars (£70 million) raised by his campaign and Democrats during the month of August.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign and Republicans have not yet reported September fundraising totals.

Mr Obama said in a message on the online social network Twitter that more than 1.8 million people donated in September, including more than half a million who had not donated before in 2008 or 2012.

The 181 million dollars was slightly less than Mr Obama's record of about 190 million dollars (£117 million) in September 2008.

Mr Obama's campaign ended August with nearly 89 million dollars (£55 million) in the bank. It did not release its current cash on hand.

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