May 20th, 2008
08:22 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama campaign reports $31 million cash haul in April

Sen. Obama deplaned for a campaign event in Montana Tuesday.
Sen. Obama deplaned for a campaign event in Montana Tuesday.

(CNN) - The Obama campaign said Tuesday it had raised $31.3 million in the month of April, along with $600,000 in general election funds.

In its monthly campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission, the campaign said its cash on hand figure was $37.3 million, along with an additional $9.2 million for the general election.

The campaign said it had gained 200,000 new donors last month, bringing that total to date to 1.475 million individuals who have donated just over 2.9 million times. It also said the average April donation was $91, with 94 percent of the contributions less than $200, 93 percent $100 or less, 77 percent $50 or less, and 52 percent $25 or less.

In March, the Obama campaign reported $41 million in donations. Monthly FEC reports for all presidential candidates are due by midnight.


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soundoff (113 Responses)
  1. David Goldman for OBAMA

    AND WE WILL GIVE HIM ALL HE NEEDS.

    I COULD NOT BE PROUDER OF THIS COUNTRY

    EXCEPT AFTER HIS ELECTION.

    May 20, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  2. Cali Girl

    Shame on you CCN! NIce try in the attempt to diminish Hillary's HUGE VICTORY IN KY.

    May 20, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  3. Carrie Pa

    carrie:

    Calm down, stop insulting people.

    May 20, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  4. Joe in PDX

    Debby – You sound like a child. Stop with the nyah-nyah bickering and say something intelligent! This isn't a bumper sticker contest, so I wish people would stop trying to be witty with their one-liners and unfunny zingers and actually have something intelligent to say.

    Why can't people figure out that we are looking at two candiates with essentilly identical politics here? It comes down to a decision about personality and likeability. Some like Clinton better, some like Obama better. In my humble opinion, Clinton is the better politician, Obama is the better leader.

    Right now, this country needs a leader FAR more urgently than it needs a politician. That sums up my rationale. Of course I would vote for Hillary over McCain – it is pure silliness to say otherwise.

    OBAMA '08

    May 20, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  5. deidre

    This info release by the Obama campaign is designed to take attention away from Clinto's HUGE victory in KY. Why release so late Obama?

    May 20, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. Paul

    What a PITY though that ALL THAT MONEY isn't helping him close the deal. Maybe $31 BILLION will be enough to convince voters?

    May 20, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    LORD I AM GOING TO WAKE UP & FIND OUT NONE

    OF THIS IS TRUE & HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

    May 20, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  8. Debby

    Hey Casey I am an Independent not Republican that happens to like Clinton because she is moderate and not a left wing nut.

    May 20, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. HATERS GET SOME HEART

    I guess to Hillary some of Black hard working Americans votes don't count for anything and because I cant see I go by what I hear I thought every vote should count, shame on you Hillary for using W.V. and KY having the only hard working Americans.

    May 20, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. giz

    31 million? SMELLS FISHY! There's a max donation per person. Bet this came from excelon, oprah, rezko and others then made up fictitious names for the books. Probably people from the grave donated money to his campaign, too. FISHY, FISHY.

    Let's see if CNN, a pro obama media post this.

    May 20, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  11. spencer

    You guys are a little slow fox news said earlier that Hillary raised between 21 to 31 million in the month of April. Pay attention Cnn. If she released the amount she raised first.. And Congrats to Hillary for winning in Kentucky.....

    May 20, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  12. deidre

    Like the Flag pin Obama, goes good with the shades.

    May 20, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  13. Linned

    Another interesting question for the writer of this blog would be to given the total tallies for all candidates.

    May 20, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
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