President Obama's re-election campaign raised $68 million in the last three months of 2011. Officials from "Obama for America" tell Fox News that 538,000 donors gave to the campaign in the fourth quarter of 2011 and that among those 200,000 were first time donors.
While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are undoubtedly spending Tuesday concentrating on the critical Florida GOP Presidential Primary Election, you can be sure the president's fundraising haul caught the attention of both men and their advisors.
Romney leads the GOP pack when it comes to raking in donor cash, announcing in early January that his campaign had raised $24 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Gingrich campaign officials announced Tuesday, via Twitter, that they had raised "about 10 million" over the same time period.
This means President Obama's fourth quarter haul doubles the combined fundraising of the two GOP frontrunners over the last three months of 2011.
Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry contributed to this report.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.