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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    Are we voting for Americas Next Top Fundraiser?
    Is this a Reality Show or something?

    February 29, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. From Florida

    What is Obama going to do with all his money if he keeps his promise and accepts public funding LOL

    February 29, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. Nina

    CNN is good printing the messages about someone being old. I guess candidatgfe being the messiah is going to keep them from getting old. PKC doesnt think their candidate is going to be old . He is over half way there now. He has surrounded himself by old airheads, like Kennedy, Kerry, Lewis, etc. He must not think he can do the Job by himself. I gues he promised them Health Insurance. The American taxpayer witll pay for their insurance. PKC really does sound like and educated person that faints at Obama rallies.

    February 29, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Ian

    Maybe he can use that money to help fund the war in Iraq. You broke it, you buy it.

    February 29, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |

    I feel for all you poor hacks that are throwing your Money away to these Politicians, who will tell you anything to get a buck.
    As long as there are stupid Americans there will be Powerful Politicians.

    February 29, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. Patrick

    wow....these too old comments are disgusting. What if people came on here and said "I won't vote for Obama because he's black" how would that be looked apon. They're both deplorable comments, only one of them is constantly said without people thinking twice about them.

    February 29, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. jrcjr

    know wonder mccain so badly wants obama to opt in to public financing...

    February 29, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. John

    Quick question:

    Why are CNN "stores" all fluff lifted from campaign talking points. Do they do any actual news or reporting.

    Every day I see headlines:

    "Clinton says Obama is stupid"

    "Clinton slams Obama over overdue library book"

    "Clinton says Obama has bad penmanship!"

    Seriously, what's the deal. Is this the Clinton News Network? Hardly "fair and balanced" (to borrow an infamous phrase)

    February 29, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. BobC

    Hey anon, ever hear of the Lugar-Obama Nonproliferation Legislation?
    Guess his name is on it because they like him huh. This one right off the top of my head but just like all neocons if you can't find what y ou are looking for you make it up.

    February 29, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  10. Ugot2Bkidding

    Campaign fund – $12,000,000

    Watching McCain get eaten alive by Barack Obama in the upcoming debates

    February 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  11. therealist

    Common sense is what will get McCain elected in Nov. Not money..

    February 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. Marc

    Congratulations to Barack for buying his way to the nomination.

    February 29, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  13. brian

    Why can Clinton get her fundraising total out before the month is over, but can't get her taxes out because she is too busy?

    February 29, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  14. Uncle Sam

    In an election year with an unpopular Republican president and administration, John McCain actually polls better than both of his Democratic opponents. And on much less money. To judge how John McCain will be as president, we do not need to depend on his books or speeches, we can simply look at his life.

    February 29, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Joshua

    I almost feel bad for him. Almost.

    February 29, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. EFabian

    Chris, why the vitriol. Is this what Obama's teaching you HATE?

    I thought he stood for change, respect and inspiration. Judging from the hateful attacks from several of his "followers", his message is a fraud.

    Anyhow, McCain may not have raised as much as Obama or Clinton but at least he is getting support.

    February 29, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  17. Blaze

    Von Stien,

    "McCain is an illegal immigrant from Panama."

    In saying this you just insulted every military family that is ordered to live over seas and ends up having kids over there, no matter what country they are from. Do us all a favor and shut up..

    February 29, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. concerned parent and obama supporter

    Funny how someone like John McCain who supposedly has such a non-partisan voting record is bending over backward trying to act like a conservative. Ultimately it will be seen as the case since John loves to preach one thing and practice the opposite. A man who creates a foundation in his name in order to donate money to the schools his children are going to really just sad. I am very happy that conservatives are embracing him, shows just how flexible their moral beliefs are and how far they are from accomplishing their goals. The right still has not dealt with the reason why they lost big in 2006, and will continue to lose until their party is ripped apart by its own contradictions. Good luck with that, LOL.

    February 29, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  19. Dena

    I'd like to know where McCain's money came from... Lobbiest or concerned citizens?

    February 29, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  20. BobC

    Uncle Sam, the reason McCain is the leader is not because of him, it is because of his competition. He is the lesser of the really evils running for the Repub. nomination.

    February 29, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  21. Stephen

    I have read "The Audacity of Hope" by Senator Obama, but I have also read "Faith of our Fathers" and two other books by Senator McCain. I like the senator from Illinois, but he just hasn't done anything. He preaches a new brand of politics, but has consistently practiced business as usual while serving as a Senator.

    Don't even get me started on Clinton, I think the country is as tired of the Clinton name as they are of the Bush name.

    John McCain is simply the best candidate. And here you see an Independent for McCain. If you get past all the rhetoric and half-truths thrown around by the Democratic candidates and the media that fact becomes very obvious.

    February 29, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  22. only the truth

    to A REAL American – it's pretty obvious you don't read the news at all; rather, rely only on what you hear regarding your candidate. sen. obama's money comes from his individual supporters, through
    online, donating a minimum of $25. i am one of those supporters and i am a republican. so, before you start typing your opinion or say something inane about the other person, take your head off the sand first and enjoy the breeze, and educate yourself. it's good for the soul!

    February 29, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. Carol Brownell in Colorado

    SIGNIFICANTLY MORE? Does that mean $100 more or $1000 more? Why does not Obama fess up to the number? ...because ambivalence on the actual number conjurs up a higher amount in the listener's mind! Furthermore, I ask, why does the media appear to be satisfied with that answer? Had Hillary responded the way Obama did, it would be a totally differnt story.

    February 29, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  24. david

    " significantly more" ....I'm so tire of Obama's camp saying that.

    Either they can't count or it is less and they won't admit it. Cough a TRUE number if you can boys.

    HILLARY '08

    February 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  25. Gloria

    Finally, something that seemed to unsettle Obama, it's about time. He is a good evangelist but I don't think Evangelist's make for good presidents. Why didn't he do something with his chairmanship on the foreign relations committee. He had plenty of time. I sure don't want to wait until he is darn good and ready to make a decision when we have so much going on in the world today.

    February 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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