5:53 pm May. 21, 2012
President Obama's super PAC is still struggling to raise money, as illustrated by its results in donor-rich New York.
According to the latest F.E.C. filings, Priorities USA Action raised just over $1.5 million in April, which included $1 million from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Donors from across New York State gave a grand total of $12,500.
It had been two months since Obama signaled to donors his support for the super PAC, after some prior misgivings about their influence on the process.
The only five-digit contribution in New York came from Laura Ross, a longtime Democratic donor, who gave $10,000.
Lawrence Fraser, a consultant at an executive search firm, gave $1,000, and Edward Hotchkiss, the mayor of the Village of Pelham, gave $500.
Mitt Romney's super PAC, Restore Our Future, did substantially better in the state, with a $40,000 donation from Marc Goldman, a private investor in Garden City, and $25,000 from United Refining on 11th Avenue.
It also collected $10,000 from an attorney in Scarsdale and $5,000 from an investor in New York City. (There was also a $10 donation from an "academician" in Niagara Falls.)
Restore Our Future raised just more than $4.6 million in April.