Published — Sunday 14 October 2012
Last update 14 October 2012 8:25 am
WASHINGTON: Bruce Springsteen will be back campaigning for President Barack Obama.
The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a Thursday rally in Parma, Ohio, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally.
Springsteen also will appear at a campaign event Thursday in Ames, Iowa.
Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but these will be his first political appearances of the 2012 cycle. Clinton is a prominent campaigner for Obama.
Clinton and Springsteen’s joint appearance in Ohio underscores the importance of the key swing state. Polls show Obama with a slight lead there over Mitt Romney, but the Republican presidential candidate is spending an increasing amount of time and resources in the state ahead of Election Day.
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 e-mail 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.