Obama campaign says it surpasses 4 million donors

JULIE PACE
Associated Press
President Barack Obama meets with Mario Orosa, left, of North Canton, Ohio, and other winners of the "Dinner With Barack" campaign fundraising contest at Smith Commons Dining Room and Public House in Washington, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign says it has surpassed 4 million donors, a record for a presidential campaign.

The president's field director Jeremy Bird announced the total in an email to supporters Saturday night.

Obama's campaign has relied on small donors to boost its fundraising totals through the summer and fall. The campaign raised $181 million in September, its biggest haul of the cycle.

Republican Mitt Romney's campaign has not yet announced its September fundraising numbers.