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January Fundraising: Campaigns and Super PACs, Side by Side

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- And the winner of January’s presidential campaign fundraising contest is: President Obama, whose campaign took in $11.83 million last month.

The pro-Newt-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future took a close second. With a combined $10 million given on Jan. 24 by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, the group raised more than any other GOP presidential super PAC or campaign in the month of January. Without the Adelsons’ donations, Winning Our Future would have lagged far behind its competitors: The Adelsons’ contributions accounted for all but $1.03 million of the group’s January haul.

The January finance totals, filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday’s deadline, provide a snapshot of where the campaigns were three weeks ago, just after Mitt Romney’s victory in the Florida primary and before Rick Santorum’s wins in Colorado and Minnesota shifted the momentum of the race.

Now that we’ve moved into the election year, campaigns and super PACs will file every month -- meaning we’ll get to see their activities three times as frequently as we have so far, with quarterly disclosure deadlines in 2011.

Below are all the basic numbers disclosed Monday. The totals only cover fundraising and spending from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31.

CAMPAIGNS

Obama for America
Raised: $11.87 million
Spent: $17.67 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $81.76 million
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $75.95 million
Debts/obligations: $1.06 million

Rick Santorum for President
Raised: $4.51 million
Spent: $3.32 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $279k
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $1.47 million
Debts/obligations: $0

Romney for President Inc.
Raised: $6.54 million
Spent: $18.78 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $19.92 million
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $7.68 million
Debts/obligations: $0

Newt 2012
Raised: $5.59 million
Spent: $5.91 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $2.11 million
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $1.79 million
Debts/obligations: $1.73 million

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee Inc.
Raised: $4.48 million
Spent: $5.23 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $2.4 million
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $1.65 million
Debts/obligations: $0

SUPER PACs

Pro-Obama Priorities USA Action
Raised: $59k
Spent: $258k
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $1.52 million
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $1.32 million
Debts/obligations: $0

Pro-Santorum Red White and Blue Fund
Raised: $2.09 million
Spent: $1.54 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $78k
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $627k
Debts/obligations: $0

Pro-Romney Restore Our Future
Raised: $6.62 million
Spent: $13.94 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $23.62 million
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $16.3 million
Debts/obligations: $0

Pro-Gingrich Winning Our Future
Raised: $11.03 million
Spent: $9.76 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $1.18 million
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $2.44
Debts/obligations: $0

Pro-Paul Endorse Liberty

Raised: $2.38 million
Spent: $2.95 million
Cash on hand Jan. 1: $628k
Cash on hand Jan. 31: $60K
Debts/obligations: $0

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