January Fundraising: Campaigns and Super PACs, Side by Side

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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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