April 3rd, 2008
10:08 AM ET
7 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.

Read more: Obama raised more than $40 million in March

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


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

    40 million .... that's all.

    April 3, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  2. Omentum

    Wooo Hooo... Even in the midst of Bash-O-Bama Month... He forges on....

    BARACK OBAMA 2008 AND 2012

    LONG LIVE OBAMA

    April 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  3. Ray from Macon Georgia

    Well it makes sense, if you have money to invest then would you not invest it in the best and most profitable commodity or enterprise?

    Obama is a good return for your money!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. Robert, Raleigh, NC

    Americans far and wide are showing their dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton. She should drop out now and allow the Dems to unify behind Senator Obama.

    April 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  5. jw, canadian,ok

    CNN – this is not a sporting event, we don't need an inning by inning report on hits, runs, errors, etc (money raised).

    April 3, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  6. Independent in DC

    Amazing to say the least.

    April 3, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  7. JN

    Cha Ching!!! Good for you Barack!!! I donated as much as was possibly allowed!!! Congratulations!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  8. Chris11

    Wow... thanks for the support for McCain!!! This is great news! Obama can never beat him... go democrats (lol)!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  9. U-S-hooray

    Wasn't there supposed to be some backlash over the crazy pastor in Chicago?

    I guess Americans are more concerned about the crazy and tragic war that Hillary Clinton authorized Bush to pursue.

    April 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. Morgan

    Oprah and oil money

    April 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. Anyone but Obamination

    If people wanted to help the economy, they spend that money at the store. We must not be as bad off as we think?

    April 3, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. vivian

    WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  13. Omentum

    Sure would be nice is this money could be raised for campaining against Mc walking Cane.

    Hillary.... um Hillary...... HILLARY He can win HE WILL WIN
    Let's unite around our candidate.
    YES HE CAN!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. Independant

    Yes we can! Democrats will win in the fall.

    Obama '08

    April 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  15. Ken, LA California

    And the beat goes on, the Clintons are on an ego trip, they are trying to raise money from Americans to cover their deficit. This trip is about to be over.

    April 3, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  16. ECHEWEOZO

    WOW

    im obama to the end now baby

    obama 08

    April 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  17. Ronald

    Gosh, how rude! Couldn't he wait for CNN to get their pants back on after Hillary's conference call? How pathetic.

    April 3, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  18. Kelley

    YEAH. keep the donations rolling I just sent $100.00

    April 3, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  19. mark

    Good for Him!

    April 3, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  20. Hillary

    I think he should loan some money to Hillary so she can pay her bills/healthcare and stop reusing old campaign commercials. Can't run the country if you can't pay your bills!!!!!!

    Hillary '08
    get rich or die lying

    April 3, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  21. Hamilton

    Impressive. The momentum continues to build

    April 3, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  22. Tesa P

    Congrats to the Obama campaign...All the bills were paid, no outstanding debt, no need to brorrow from the girls college fund.

    WOW, this is how a campaign is suppose to be run..... thanks for the good example. :)

    OBAMA 08 AND BEYOND........................

    April 3, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  23. bigben

    Good for him , but I am still not voting for him . New poll in PA said 40% of Clinton supporters would not vote for Obama in Nov. He is not going win.

    April 3, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  24. Connie

    Way to go, fellow Obama supporters!!

    April 3, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  25. Obama or Clinton '08 from IL. Now in MN

    WoW

    April 3, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
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