Russell Simmons and Questlove in friendly Obama fundraising competition

Russell Simmons and Questlove raise money for Obama campaign

Russell Simmons and Questlove compete to raise money for the Obama campaign (Source: barackobama.com)

Russell Simmons and Questlove are going head to head this election season.

The Def Jam founder and the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon drummer are competing to see who can raise the most money for President Barack Obama‘s re-election campaign.

Right now Questlove has raised 73 percent of the funds, leaving Russell Simmons at 26 percent.

Simmons tweeted two days ago, “questlove is bustin’ my a** in this fundraising competition for @BarackObama. I need people to join my team! HELP”

“Get involved quick! Don’t let @barackobama down, help me outraise @UncleRUSH,” Questlove posted on his Twitter yesterday.

Russell Simmons took to his blog, Global Grind, last month to blast Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan. He called them out on his site as the men “who will destroy our people and laugh all the way to the bank.”

Questlove hasn’t been as outspoken, but The Roots drummer called it “an honor” to work with Obama when he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in April.

“He does everything with such confidence,” Questlove told Huffington Post about the president.

Visitors to the site must click either “I’m with Questlove” or “I’m with Simmons” before they can submit their donation.

Visit the site here to get involved in the competition.

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