April 3rd, 2008
10:08 AM ET
6 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. Tim from Ohio

    Isn't Obama a member of a church which spews hate, bigotry, and racism, as well as condoning white America? After al this, you still donated to his campaign? Anyone who still supports Obama is also a racist anf bigot.

    April 3, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. Mike, Land O Lakes, FL

    Barbara Westerman "Great!!! Democracy in action". I couldn't agree more!! I am glad to have been a small part of this and I'll look forward to help out to my best ability come this Fall.

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. Helene

    The Obama campaign never ceases to amaze me. From the beauty of its website to its organizing skills, it is an indication if necessary of how Obama will run this country. At last, at last, a President who will bring change to this country !!

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  4. Susan MO

    Money does not pick the democratic nominee. First for Obama.......NOT now. He seems 'to negative' and 'too star struck'. Not good for a president.

    NOW FOR CLINTON

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Latina Here

    I would like for obama to explain this.

    there is a youtube video with this title.....Obama people calling Hillary Delegates in Texas

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  6. Bez

    It is not the money i am happy about. it is the fact that he raised it in what is supposed to be the worst month of his campain and bought in 218,000 new voter. I donated $5 what i can affordl. It is this kind of contriutions that will make a differnce.

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  7. Monica, Texas

    Although being layed off after 16 yrs of service from my former employer I manage to give $100. I believe so strongly that not only is our immediate future at risk but we have to do what we can to make a better America for our children...

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  8. truth be told

    TWO WORDS:

    PRESIDENT OBAMA

    April 3, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  9. Obama supporter in PA

    This is an indication to the American people, this unknown candidate to most, when the campaigning started, is for real. Barack Obama continues to resonate inside of the American people hearts, and they are listening to his change from the norm. For one second, imagine if Hillary Clinton was Hillary Smith, who did not serve as 1st Lady. Would she have received the amount of support, which has kept her in this race up to this point? For an unknown senator who continues to break records in dollars given, in addition to the huge number of hopefuls attending his rallies is simply astonishing to say the least!

    April 3, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  10. Hank in PA

    Money may purchase the democratic nod in the end, but it won't win in November. If anyone out there thinks the Repubs aren't going to hit Obama hard with his short stack, they are fooling themselves.

    BTW - CLinton campaign had a pretty good month, and it took 2 to 1 advertising in Texas for Obama to get close - if the ad money was the same, CLinton would have won already. Obama has more wealthy supporters, but the people who really need a president are the ones who cannot afford to send in the big bucks.

    A sad day for this country too hungry for leadership to see through a thin speech and empty smile.

    April 3, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  11. @americans

    you better believe it – my CHANGE is part of that millions. I will continue to donate to Obama's campaign change after change until we see the Clinton machine KNOCKED OUT of the race!

    YES WE CAN – MORE DONATION COIMNG YOUR WAY, OBAMA!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  12. John

    It's going to be ironic when he outspends Senator Clinton 4 to 1 and she still beats him. Money doesn't buy votes. Especially in PA.

    April 3, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  13. Mike

    He should donate some of it to help bail out the people losing their homes...

    April 3, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  14. FW

    This ought to count for something...right?

    By the way thanks to Fox news for helping Obama raise this kind of money. The reason I gave to his campaign was because of the unfair ongoing bashing of Obama on Fox news.

    The real issues are economy, mortgage crisis, a war with no end in sight, jobless claims highest in 2 years, healthcare, a failing educational system.

    A pastor of church that I had never even heard of before last month is the least of our worries!

    April 3, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  15. Anonymous

    iam a barack obama's supporter and i will continue to contribute to his campaign until he is elected in November. Hillary Clinton is desparate and will do anything to win. She needs to control her husband Bill Clinton. He should be seen and not heard.\
    Hillary
    Connecticut

    April 3, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  16. Whuzi

    jw, canadian,ok

    then why are you reading this blog then??? they report it because they know people will read it...like you did.

    April 3, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  17. christian

    LOL

    Jaymes Spiekerman April 3rd, 2008 10:26 am ET

    good job!

    Hillary '08

    April 3, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  18. Jen

    HE CAN NOW BUY THE ELECTION

    I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY ELEMENT OF CHANGE IN OBAMA

    HE IS SPENDING LIKE CRAZY IN PA

    IF PEOPLE WANT YOU, YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TO SPEND LOTS OF MONEY

    AMERICA SHOULD WAKE UP!

    April 3, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  19. ANTI CLINTONS

    Good, now haul in the votes and kick the Clintons in the rear!

    April 3, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  20. California Lady

    Not only does he continue to raise impressive amounts of money from so many people who love him but, he runs a very impressive campaign.
    He has not had tofire his top manager for mis-managing money, he does not get calls from vendors asking for their money months after the event, he makes sure his staff have HEALTH CARE because he pays his bills.
    Looking at Hillary's crumbling and in-effective management of her campaign really makes me cringe at the though of how she would run the WH if she ever found a way to steel this election.
    A very scary thought, not to mention the fact that we couldn't trust anything she said on any issue because we would never be sure how much sniper fire she was dodging.
    Come on Pennsylvaina, you only have one choice and that choice is clear, get on the winning team, be a big part of history, be able to say after his win, "I voted for that guy" Vote for Obama and be a winner.

    April 3, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  21. bad idea

    Money from oil...If you guy think he never take money from oil is naives.I will never elec ta president who never be resposible for himself or any actions but instead blames on others.watch this word..theres a book on prophecy chaos will erupted from someone who are unknown!!

    April 3, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  22. Renee

    We Rock!!!

    Obama08

    April 3, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  23. We're On The Move

    Hey Obama Supporters:

    Let's give more money this month! We can do it.

    And to Ben, Barack made more money this month than Hillary and McCain. So even though it was less than he had in February, it was still better than any other candidate.

    Go Barack, we are with you!!!

    I love em', where's my checkbook!

    Side note: I'm also giving to the Kennedy Library for Caroline Kennedy's support. I love her too, because she spoke up for Barack, when others were hesitant.

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  24. Paul

    It is time for all Demorcats to unite around our future President, and his name is Barack Obama! If you build a positive campaign, they will come.

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  25. Joey

    I'm the 1st time donor for Obama. Senator Obama, my President forever.

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
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