WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, raked in approximately $20 million in the third quarter for his White House run, his campaign announced Monday. All but $1 million raised in this three month time period can be spent in the Democratic primary.
The $20 million falls shy of Obama’s second quarter haul when he shattered fundraising records by raising $32.5 million, $31 million of which he can use in his bid for the Democratic nomination. Still, Obama’s fundraising is impressive given that it was conducted during a historically slow time period when people are focused on summer vacations and preparing their children for the new school year. On Friday, CNN reported that Obama would show he raised in the neighborhood of $20 million.
So far, Obama has raised at least $74.9 million from more than 352,000 donors, according to his campaign.
– CNN Assignment Editor Katy Byron