President Obama raised $45 million for his reelection bid in February, his campaign announced on Monday.
The fundraising haul brings his total for this election cycle to close to $300 million.
The president stepped up his fundraising efforts in February, holding a host of events, and his numbers for the month far surpass the $29 million total the campaign raised in January.
The numbers, however, are somewhat lower than Obama's haul during his first presidential campaign, when he raised $56.78 million in February.
Obama’s totals overtake those of his likely GOP challengers. In contrast, Mitt Romney raised $11.5 million in February and Rick Santorum raised $9 million.
In a tweet Monday morning, Obama thanked supporters for their contributions.
In February, 348,000 people donated to raise over $45 million for this campaign. Thank you.— Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhite House adds to report on Trump's Sunday golf game British Parliament members hold heated debate over Trump visit What Trump can learn from Reagan on Presidents' Day MORE (@BarackObama) March 19, 2012
This story was updated at 7:55 a.m.