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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  1. andrew

    I think it is fair to ask, who is best qualied by experience in crisis management, international emergencies, dealing with terrorist,
    who has the most exposure to the internation scene.
    Barak Hussen Obama or Hillary Rodan Clintion?
    Who would be toughest, and conviencing potential
    enemies of the United States not to attack us.
    Who would be best qualified to make the difficult compliated
    deciisons when the US gets attacked, by another country
    or a terrorist radical group.>

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

    Man, what happen to my article just a minue ago??? It just disappeared out of nowhere! It was genius for crying out loud! I guess people are smarter than me......LOL!!

    I just have to say this real quick........if McCain wins the nomination, I will be SCHOCKED! How schocked? Real schocked!

    (What just happen to my article?? I clicked submit, then it disappeared! You know, I think "Big Brother" is watching. Yep, that's crazy alright)

    February 29, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Monkey's Uncle

    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 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  4. Justin

    Looks like Barack's going to purchase the presidency.

    February 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Connie

    Why is it that you guys don't post any of my comments?? How about posting the news about Clinton wanting to challenge the Texas Democratic System?? I think people will like to read about that!!

    February 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. J Houston, TX

    "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."

    Is that before or after the national polls that ALL put McCain ahead of both Democrats in the National Election.

    February 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. wait a minute

    Hillary can use her self-proclaimed 35 years of experience against Obama, and she may even convince a few.

    However, she cannot outdo McCain on experience and neither can she convince me with her divisive characters. Being a president, you have to lead the nation, not to 'fight' the nation. She has to know what job she is applying for.

    If Hillary were the Dem nominee by accident, McCain will easily win in November.

    February 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. kevin

    looking at the commet above with Obama crushing McCain as "priceless"

    You may be true, but does that make Obama a better choice? A guy who states that if Al Queda is in Iraq and right now we know al Queda is there (regardless if Bush is the cause).

    Or is election year all about we hate Bush rather than what is in the best interest for the US?

    Maybe we can live on the "Hope" being promised.

    February 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. Martin

    McCain's a panderer who has no concept of what goes through the average level-headed American's head. He's been blinded by the lunatic, religious fringe of the populace. Totally out of touch.

    And yes, his wife looks like the undead. A soul-sucking trophy wife who robbed her own health care non-profit of painkillers when she was addicted. Good woman.

    February 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  10. Jani

    I find it strange that the Obama campaign has always given a dollar amount of the money raised and this time only states that in February the amount was "significantly more" than Clinton's total. Could it be that they actually raised less than Clinton and didn't want to admit to it?

    February 29, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  11. Jdona

    Uh, Ben? The "people" you are saying have spoken? They are saying they also want Hillary. The only "people" who have spoken for Obama are the supporters of Obama. There are also supporters of Hillary who are speaking loud and clear with their voices, their votes and their money. And we are saying take it all the way to the convention floor. And know this, we are supporting Hillary, and will NEVER support Obama. We will defect in droves to McCain should he win. And then our $35 million dollars will flood McCain's coffers and he will have the money and support to defeat Obama. Why? Because we have no faith in Obama, and all his pretty speeches will not sway us. So when McCain has our votes plus the Republicans, will you then accept the fact that "the people have spoken"?

    February 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  12. TMo


    February 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  13. Darth Vadik, CA


    you were a Romney supporter, aren't you?

    February 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. Jerry

    the red phone doesn't ring at John's place, because it's been disconnected. John,,tell us exactly how it is, that you intend to violate federal election law, by playing games with the loans for your campaign. I guess that one of the Keating Five has now become the McCain two step.

    February 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Milton, Harrisburg, PA

    Republicans just aren't excited about ol' McCain. They aren't raising money and they aren't voting either. I think Republicans underestimate how mad Democrats are this year. This year the YOUNG Democrats are turning out. This wasn't the case in 2000 or 2004. It will make all the difference in 2008.

    P.S. please impeach Bush and Cheney as the lying war criminals and profiteers that they are.

    February 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  16. AJ, IL

    Good One Brian! I agree with you. Where are Hillary's joint tax returns from 2005 and 2006? Obama had already released his in the spring of 2007. The interesting note about McCain is can he really spend that money raised prior to the Republican convention without breaking the public financing rules that he helped craft.

    February 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. anon

    has obama-lugar become law?

    Obama has a horrible attendane record and a very partisan record when he does actually bother to vote.

    February 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  18. Clay

    Great for John.....he deserves alot more,but he wont need it becouse he will be the nominee.And in the General Campaign both partys will have an equel amount to use so it will be a fare race money wise.

    February 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. josh

    February 28th, 2008 3:51 pm ET

    I too will vote for McCain if Obama gets the nomination. Writing in Hillary negates the vote and can still give Obama the election so that is not an option. We cannot stand on principle any longer. We Hillary supporters must unite and stop this guy despite how the Democratic party will force Hillary to priase Obama at the convention. This is no longer in Hillary's hands. It is in our hands and we need to vote for McCain. I suspect at least 30% of Hillary supporters will cross party lines Nov 4th and give McCain the election. There is no way in hell Obama can win with that crossover. This will be our way of sticking it to the media the way they stuck it our girl!
    This backlash can change the way the media shows bias for one candididate and return the country to objective news reporting

    February 29, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  20. RealityKing

    Billary is proof that you can't buy the presidency.

    Well...., I guess the jury is still out, barely..

    February 29, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. Vince - Phoenix

    Anon, That is an OUTRIGHT LIE... Please google Lugar-Obama!!!

    February 29, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. Miami

    Previous reports of John McCain's demise have been much exaggerated. He continues to have the ability to rise from the ashes like the Phoenix. He has defied all predictions, and has done it with (relatively) little money. He also has a history of not pleasing everybody all the time, or even trying to. I think that means he thinks for himself; though he's under real pressure now.

    If the "Student Prince" Obama takes the Democratic nomination, McCain is surely the winner.

    February 29, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  23. The Guy

    It's pretty easy to raise 35 million, when your backed by Big Buisness and lobbyists. You people are such sheep, lmao.

    February 29, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. clarity

    Oh dear, only 12M?

    Combined, the Democrats raised at least 6 times as much (70M) in the same period. LOL! The Republicans are screwed.

    February 29, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. Eli

    This is just silly why would you say all day what McCains and Clintons totals are but just say Obama has raised more. Is he out today trying to get his crooked buddies to give as much as possible so he can beat Hillary. We already have been shown just because you might beat someone proves nothing. You know George W Bush won the last two elections and over half the US thanks he is the worse President ever. POINT PROVEN

    February 29, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
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