April 3rd, 2008
10:08 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama raises more than $40 million in March

Barack Obama's campaign announced a March haul of more than $40 million, raised from more than 442,000 donors. There were more than 218,000 first-time donors, and the average contribution level was $96.

The figure is not official until the campaign submits paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. The official deadline for March paperwork to be filed is April 20.

The Obama campaign released the announcement the moment the daily Clinton campaign conference call began.

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–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (237 Responses)
  1. Mike M

    Wow this is sweet
    Obama = Winner in November

    April 3, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Kingssman

    For a guy who has Hillary, Bill, Chelsea, and McCain campaigning against him along with the media attacking his pastor and wife with 10 second sound-bites, Obama is doing incredibly well in this campaign.
    I'm so surprised how softball the media has been on Hillary. So far they only briefly mention her over exaggeration of her foreign experience or how she neglects to pay the bills, so far not a single word on the 20+ scandals she had to go to court over.

    April 3, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  3. George from Minneapolis

    His presidency is becoming more inevitable by the day.

    April 3, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. Amit, NY, NY

    This is awesome! Go Democrats!
    Obama/Hillary '08!

    April 3, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. Jr

    Folks, I have one comment to add, if Obama is doing this against Hillary Clinton who is supose to the top candidate,, Can you imagine what he will do to Mccain.

    April 3, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  6. David In Des Moines,Iowa

    Great job! I have to admit I have been able to convince many people to donate to the Obama campaign. Let's make April even better!

    April 3, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. Clinton now Obama

    Small donations do count. Everytime there is a negative ad from the CLinton camp, I donate again. Did anyone see the college bowl with Obama in West Chester PA, GREAT. The young people were engaged and not "star struck" they really asked thoughtful, important questions and Obama was a breathe of fresh air for a politican. Why won't Hillary meet with the students? Even John Mccain is addressing the students in a college bowl in PA. Remember this is HILLARY's state. Open your ears Senator Clinton, PA has it's own voice and you may not like what it's saying, regardless of Rendell and the mayor in your camp. Americans are tired of the Same, we want CHANGE>

    April 3, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. voter

    Hillary as the leader of her own campaign has not had the foresight to plan for a long battle. How does she expect to lead this country when her own campaign is not running smoothly? Pay your bills. Let's see your tax returns. Bill can speak and make the money to pay the high school in ILL.

    April 3, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  9. I-Care

    This man is just what America needs. I hope the Dems will stick together and vote for him in November.

    April 3, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  10. Pete

    218,000 first time donors?!?!? That's amazing. It's great to see so many people interested. The Clinton's probably disagree though.

    April 3, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  11. Charlotte

    You would think with Obama out spending Clinton 4 to 1 he would be way ahead, guess money can't buy everything. I have every confidence in Hillary, none in Obama. I will write in her name rather then vote for Obama, or McCain. Unless we can get a major movement going, McCain will be the next President. I know a lot of people who will do the same. Unless we can get every Clinton supporter to go along, McCain will benefit from such action, but oh well, at least he won't be an empty suit. We lasted 8 years we can last another 4. Michelle said, she won't go through this again. Obama gets his directions from her, so I'm counting on it.

    April 3, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Wake up

    where is all this money coming from. i thought there were limits on how much one can donate. if our economy is in such a dither and people are losing their homes, and Katrina is still waiting, floods and tornados are happening more and more and food and gas prices are outrageous, and they're worried about war spending and the high cost, and social security, etc. WHERE IS ALL THIS MONEY COMING FROM????? Once again the people of America are getting screwed, with no health care, no money to pay mortgages, can't get to work because of gas gouging. The rich get richer by the minute, and we support them. Wake up!!!!! This SUCKS!!!!

    April 3, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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