President Obama’s reps confirm that he donated the modest sum of $5,000 to his own reelection campaign for the first time, according to Politico.com.
The president is feeling the heat from challenger Mitt Romney whose campaign coffers are flush with cash.
“On its own, what I gave won’t be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we’ve seen on the other side,” Obama wrote in an email to supporters this morning. “But we have always believed that there’s nothing we can’t do when we all pitch in. That includes me.”
Obama hopes that his personal donation will inspire his dwindling supporters to donate more cash to his campaign.