President Obama is staging fundraisers at a torrid pace, holding nearly three times as many this year as George W. Bush had by the same date during his 2004 reelection bid.
Obama has done 86 fundraising events in 2012, including one he will hold this morning at a private residence in Los Angeles. Once today’s event is complete, he will already have done 14 fundraisers in June alone, an average of two per day.
By this time in 2004, Bush had only done 31 fundraisers. Since filing for reelection, Bush had done a total of 79 fundraisers by June 7, 2004, just over half the 153 fundraising events Obama has done since filing as a candidate in April 2011.