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. Adam

    going to need more then that to beat Hillary in Pennsylvania! Looks like all that money did not help him win in Ohio and Texas! (who cares about Caucus, they are unfair to people who cant get there to vote)

    April 3, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. Adam

    going to need more then that to beat Hillary in Pennsylvania! Looks like all that money did not help him win in Ohio and Texas! (who cares about Caucus, they are unfair to people who cant get there to vote)

    April 3, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. nosa

    i am glad to see the country coming together,and for bil and hill,i think it is time for you drop out,please for the sake of party. thank you////////////// obama 08//09//10//11//12.

    April 3, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Obama supporter

    haha... its over baby...

    Obama 08

    April 3, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  5. olekina

    Way to Go Obama : Dont forget Kenya when you finally become the president

    April 3, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  6. Tom

    Good job Obama we know the true about Hillary she's not going to outbeat Obama in campaign donors. Her days is outgone no more Clinton

    April 3, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  7. BG - Texas

    If Barry is as Good as all this bloggers and the millions of donors and Obama voters say he is – then why does he need any money at all.

    He should do the Righteous thing and give all this money to Charity instead of to TV and Radio stations on what should be unneccesary publicity.

    They all get all the free publicity they need from the media just by waking up in the morning!

    And all John McCain is doing is smiling to see this much money being poured in to primaries when they should be saving this money to win the national election.

    April 3, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. Veterans for Obama

    Obama/Pelosi

    Obama/Pelosi

    Obama/Pelosi

    April 3, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  9. MAKE HER LEAVE NOW

    He got my $$$ and I have very little. I was HAPPY to give it.
    Everytime I see a dirty trick, hear a lie or hear another person saying he can't win...I go add some $$$ to the cookie jar for my next donation. I'm ready for CHANGE! R U READY FOR CHANGE?

    BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
    * BECAUSE WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK!

    April 3, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  10. mia

    40 Million. Mostly from SMALL DONORS.
    Money talks. It says: we want that guy in the White House.

    April 3, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  11. Yes, DM again Arlington, TX

    Look at Morgan comment, people can't always see good news and except it for just that. Why we must always try to bring down the next guy.

    Stay focus and keep praying for everyone success in life and help some one other than yourself you might just be surprise that your happy.

    Go Obama

    Great Job to hisstaff

    April 3, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  12. Rod from Texas

    this is great, come on Dem's lets unite around our candidate or are you so petty you would whether vote for McCain

    Dem's 08
    Yes we cane

    April 3, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  13. mike

    I am so appalled by the lack of intelligence and civility on this site. The Clinton supporters need to get over their love for Hillary and look at the policy differences between their candidate and Obama compared to McCain. McCain is not even in the ballpark but because you are upset your candidate may lose the nomination, you will back McCain. That is just childish. Step back and look at the big picture. The Obama people also need to get off their high horse and stop this tit for tat stuff.

    And CNN, I make comments on this site frequently and I have only seen one published. Yet you allow a moron like AJ to spew racist, vulgar comments and they get through. What are your criteria for publishing comments? I think it is irresponsible to put these kinds of comments on your site.

    April 3, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  14. A from VA

    Note to Hillary..

    If you cannot manage your own campaign financially, then how can you expect to manage your country out of the Bush deficit.

    That question remains to be answered

    April 3, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. Safetybasement.com Worker

    Wow!
    Discount for Obama and clinton fans. Discount code: Obama2008! Ends April 22nd!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  16. Bob, Lyons Oregon,

    Just shows how he runs his campaign and that he has good people working for him, which means he has good judgement in people. He is doing well and will do well as President of this United States. I am a proud 51 white male supporting Obama and have for over a year now. I think it is very important to put him in the whitehouse as I think he is the one that can make a difference in people's lives. He shows a good temperment, he has more pledged delegates, he has won more states, he has more of the popular vote, he does better in fundraising, He is gaining superdelegates, He is a very intelligent man, and will make the best president we have had in a long time.

    OBAMA 08

    April 3, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  17. Tom

    Jon – Obama 09? You're kinda missing the election if you wait until 09 to vote for him... :)

    I'm surprised that Obama, being as liberal as he is, can garner that much support just because he's a good speaker.

    Since no one knows that much about him, it's all because he SOUNDS good. That's a chancy thing, if you ask me.

    I will go with someone with a proven track record.

    McCain 08!

    April 3, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  18. Chris

    He should loan some money to Hillary so that she can pay her staff all their 12 month paycheck and all the vendor that they have cheated.

    Hillary: If you can't even run a campaign how do you expect to run a country. Shame on you.

    April 3, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  19. Arthur

    Go Obama..........what did Hilary forget in the white house that she want to pick up. Enough is enough or I will snipe

    April 3, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  20. Juan Bowers

    Hillary did a great job dividing the democrats because of her selfishness. If 40% of her supporters will not vote for Obama, does she expect that Obama supporters should vote for her. Democrats, lets use some common sense and stop behaving like spoiled babies. Someone is going to lose the nomination but we should stand behind the nominee regardless of the outcome. As things stand now, McCain should win no matter who is the nominee. This is just was the Reb wanted.

    April 3, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  21. someone smiling in Texas

    I said it once and I'll say it again Obama can raise all the money in the world and he's still not going to win....go ahead and raise the momentum it won't be long before some other secret comes to light and again the momentum will hit the floor.

    April 3, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  22. Jay

    Dick Morris suggested that Obama cut a deal with Hillary and ask his supporters to donate to Hillary's camp to help her payoff he debt, in the name of party unity. Well I do not know if I really want to do that. Well, I might change my mind if Obama say I should.

    April 3, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  23. Gerry

    Well, if rumors are true, the Clinton campaign raised less than $20 million in March.

    In February's filings both campaigns showed they spent in excess of $20 million. Obama ended February with net cash of $33 million and Clinton $3 million after debt.

    If that follows for March, the Obama campagins could be sitting with over $50 million in cash and Hillary's broke; although there have been rumors the Clinton campaign has $20 million in debt as of the end of March, so the next filings will be interesting to see.

    April 3, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  24. Jamaal

    Once again the American people showed the Clintons we don't won't want you in office again thank you democratic voter Barack will unite the party and win in November

    April 3, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  25. Venus

    Great Obama! But – let's say thank you to all that donated! The beat goes on! To Hillarys negative supporters – why don't you donate to her!

    April 3, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
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