February 29th, 2008
11:55 AM ET
7 years ago

McCain raises $12 million in February

(CNN) - Likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain raised a little over $12 million in February, two campaign sources tell CNN's John King.

That compares to the $35 million the Clinton campaign has reported raising in the same time period. Obama's campaign has not said how much it raised in February, but has indicated it is significantly more than Clinton's total.

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soundoff (118 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    that is 5 times less than Obama.


    February 29, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Jerome_PGH

    Still 12 million is 12 million. I am an Democrat and Support Obama but this is a crazy year in politics that 12 million raised in one month is sneezed at. WOW...

    February 29, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. PKC

    John McCain had better up his health insurance too because he is soooo old, as well as old in his views of America!!! Go Barak Obama!! A Man America can trust!!! Yes We Can!!!

    February 29, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. Chip

    Poor McCain....

    February 29, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. Dominoid

    EDITORIAL NOTE – your title says Januray but the amount raised is in February. Please change it. My OCD is kicking in bad.

    February 29, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. B. Smart

    Money talks. Obama out raises everyone.

    February 29, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  7. Grif

    Go John____.

    February 29, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. anon

    Multiple Choice question:

    Of the following three choices, who is the ONLY ONE who as a senator demonstrated indpedence and a non-partisan voting record?

    A) Hillary Clinton
    B) John McCain
    C) Barak Obama

    Answer: B.

    Obama has NEVER authored ONE single piece of legislation that became law and has a VERY partisan voting record then with a straight face says he can bring people together.

    Clinton thinks she is owed the Presidency and is too divise.

    Vote for the maverick: vote McCain!

    February 29, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. Gebriel

    You mean February

    February 29, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  10. Gebriel

    You know Obama raised so much more. I am One of the Million. 😉

    February 29, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |

    Poor McCain, I think he should drop out and go home...Dont worry bout the country he's too old just worry bout taking your gerital you old fart..and his wife; have you seen here eyes, she looks like the evil lady from 101 dalmations

    February 29, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  12. Closely Watching


    February 29, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  13. Liz, Atlanta

    Incredible. Between turnout in dem primaries and the amount of money being raised by both Obama and Clinton, the GOP has got to be running scared. At this point, it still isn't even about specific candidates – just a general repudiation of Republicans.

    February 29, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  14. David, Dallas Tx

    The Dems are pumped. Change is in the air, change from Bush-Cheney conservativism, and Dems have two candidates they can get behind.

    The Repubs are apathetic. Bush and Cheney have dragged them into the mud, and their base can't rally around their front-runner.

    Fundraising, approval ratings, turnout during primaries, scandals, it's obvious that the Repubs are on their way out. Dems all the way!

    February 29, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Perhaps he raised so little money because his supporters feel they no longer need to support him as greatly in the primaries, since his chance of winning is 99.9%.

    February 29, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  16. bond

    How about that public financing McCain?

    February 29, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  17. The Force

    Obama is evil. Figure it out people. His rise is suspect and frightening and predicted, by the way.

    Vote McCain, so this nation will be protected

    February 29, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  18. case


    McCain is not a maverick anymore. Now he is a GOP stooge. It stinks because I really like him.

    However, his policies are old and tired. He will bleed us dry with war.

    Independent for Obama, if you need proof he can cross the aisle and truly believes in compromise read his book and see what he was saying long before running for president.

    February 29, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  19. Dave

    The mentality of Obama supporters shows up well amid the above comments.

    February 29, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  20. randall

    you guys are truly ignorant

    February 29, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  21. Von Stein, the seasonal archaeologist

    McCain isn't even a U.S. born citizen. His whole campaign is illegal.

    February 29, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  22. Von Stein, the seasonal archaeologist

    McCain is an illegal immigrant from Panama.

    February 29, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  23. Lloyd Hansen

    McCain is still very competitive against Obama and Clinton while bringing in far less than them. What does that say about his electability?

    February 29, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  24. Joni

    I went to the bookstore the other day in California and Barack's books are on the bestseller list and Hilary Clinton's autobiography was on the Clearance rack.

    February 29, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  25. Scout

    Mr. From Ohio

    Cruella DeVille?

    February 29, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
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