June 20th, 2008
07:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama raised roughly $22 million in the month of May

(CNN) — The Obama campaign said Friday it had raised $21.9 million in the month of May, along with nearly $690,000 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 $43.1 million.

In April, the Obama campaign reported $31 million in donations. Monthly FEC reports for all presidential candidates are due by midnight.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. NickNas

    heh heh and we haven't even BEGUN!!!!

    June 20, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  2. BIFF, BIFFINGTON...

    There's only two kinds of Republicans; Millionaires and Suckers...

    Which one are you?

    June 20, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  3. Fani From NJ

    My contribution was in it. Go Obama.

    June 20, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. Todd Collins

    I like all of the decisions coming out of Senator Obama's campaign to date but I think the new logo is presumptive and in bad taste.

    Reminds me of something out of a Mad Magazine comic book.

    Hopefully the new logo just goes away.

    June 20, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. Texas Trail Dog

    OH I'M SO HAPPY. MORE WELFARE CHECKS GONE TO WASTE. WHEN IS THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT GOING TO WAKE UP AND STATE CHECKING ON THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE DONATING MONEY AND IF HE/SHE IS DRAWING WELFARE THEN TAKE THEM OFF WELFARE PLEASE. OBAMA ALREADY SAID THAT HE WILL NOT USE PUBLIC MONEY. WELL WELFARE CHECKS ARE CERTAINLY PUBLIC MONEY SINCE IT COMES FROM THE PEOPLE WHO PAY TAXES. ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING IS GIVING UP ONE BOTTLE OF WINE A MONTH TO OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN.

    June 20, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Clinton/McCain

    Good for him. NOT!

    June 20, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  7. John C

    He' ll make more in June. We want America back! That's, The United States of America not US of Corporate America.

    June 20, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  8. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    FOLKS YOU NEED TO GIVE AND GET YOUR RELATIVES

    TO GIVE. OUR CANDIDATE DOES NOT GET FUNDS

    FROM PACS & LOBBYISTS, WHICH WILL GIVE MCBUSH

    & THE RNC HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS.

    June 20, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  9. Bern

    More money will be raised. McCain will drown. The money will be used to what the poeple intended.

    June 20, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  10. Jon

    I think it outrageous that Obama think of using the Presidential Seal before he is elected as it stands for our commander in chief and the military that I am a retiree from, may take this as I do, an insult and plagerism of something we hold dear of the office of our commander.....It would be akin to making a flag for Obama...

    June 20, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  11. Aliou FL for Obama

    Only in Obama's America can small donors bring in 22M of $$$ to a campaign. Let's rejoice America: Change is on the way.

    June 20, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  12. Women In California For Obama

    Well that's because Obama needs to clarify he is NOT giving OUR money to HRC to pay off HER debts. Afterwards, WE will continue to contribute as in the past (although I never stopped). WE will continue to take care of our future president-don't worry about that. WE are a lot more than talk-WE contribute. Let's go Obama supporters!

    June 20, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  13. Aliou FL for Obama

    I trust Obama with my life. I can't say the same for Mc100years wars

    June 20, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  14. Jen, CA

    Obama raised $22 million in May. McCain raised $31! Think maybe folks are beginning to understand the truth (or rather, the "untruth" )about Obama? I certainly have!

    June 20, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  15. Jen, CA

    Obama raised $22 million in May. McCain raised $31 million! Think maybe folks are beginning to understand the truth (or rather, the "untruth" )about Obama? I certainly have!

    June 20, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  16. Ron

    McCain has probably spent that flying around the nation and overseas.
    Jetsetting Oh what a life. Who's minding his seat in the Senate

    June 20, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  17. Dr. Wilcox

    Obama 08. The Republicans and racist people are scared. YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL!

    June 20, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  18. Ed Richardson

    Now all we need is someone to find the number 666 on Obama's body somewhere.

    June 20, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  19. David Goldman for OBAMA

    DONATE, GET YOUR FRIENDS, STRANGERS

    . ANY AMOUNT IS GOOD.

    MCBUSH WILL BE GETTING HUNDREDS

    OF MILLIONS FROM PACS & LOBBYISTS.

    June 20, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  20. King of us all

    Goes against everything the democrats have been saying for decades.

    Wanton wastefulness where a candidate can buy his way into the presidency over other better and more qualified candidates.

    Goes against Obama's preaching. His lofty oratory about Public financing and limiting the money wasted on campaigns.

    Now that Obama is God, he can change the rules.

    That his how he stole the nomination from Hillary to begin with. He kept changing the rules to his advantage, using the race-card as the threat.

    The Supers abondoned their purpose just to annoint the self-proclaimed King.

    June 20, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  21. Mike

    And all from private individual small doners, wonderfull. Not the big Corporate bribes that fuel the McBush campaign.

    June 20, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  22. Loretta from California

    which means he has MANY great supporters like me.

    DEMOCRATS UNITE!!!!

    June 20, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  23. RJ, CA

    But wait - I thought Obama was against "general election fund." So now he isn't - and his campaign counts them in ?$690,000? What gives?

    June 20, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  24. It's a done deal

    And you Repugs aint seen nothing yet. Obama, did you get the $100 just sent? If you need more, just ask. We are going to make sure our effort is not in vain. G-d bless America.

    June 20, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  25. Fools for Obama

    Everybody knows that money buys all the American Elections.

    So now the new type of Politician, the man of change... becomes the worst of them all.

    Wasting so much money JUST to run a glitzy, modern, internet age campaign... still just makes him a typical politician...

    worse... it makes him a socialist propaganda savvy dictator. We have seen many like Obama impress the people into accepting their own demise.

    Fools for Obama.

    June 20, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
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