June 20th, 2008
07:40 PM ET
10 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. Peter E

    Yet these Obama supporters criticized Bush for buying the election in 2004 when he also raised unprecedented amounts of money in SMALL donations. (certainly more than Kerry did)
    Blind-sight is 0/0.

    June 20, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  2. Peter E

    People have very short memory. Bush outraised Kerry in small donations in 2004, and yet then the democrats were crying foul about how Bush was buying the election. Now that it is their guy raising that money they consider it 'giving voice to the people.'

    June 20, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  3. JIM...TX

    HA HA HA...so McSame raised a few dollars more than Obama....hardly a tide turning event! More like some of the hundreds of Republican PACs thinking they better get behind old Johnny boy since thats all they got:) Obama has millions of REAL people who believe and are ready for a change in the "status quo".....the fear mogering Republicans are in deep S*** this time around:)

    June 20, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  4. Ron

    McCain won't need that much money. He can fly around on his wifes company jet.

    June 20, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  5. Denise Groves

    Go head Barack!!!!! Come Nove, all three branches will be back in Democratic hands.

    June 20, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  6. grace

    RJ..learn to read, McCain raised 21 mil.

    June 20, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  7. Ron

    To RJ CA and Jen CA

    Was May the month that Bush and McCain held a fundraiser behind closed doors?

    June 20, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  8. Peter E

    You know when at the end of last year Hillary was outraising Obama in money, including small donations, Obama supporters were screaming foul and accusing her of buying the election.
    Now that it is their guy on top they call it 'giving voice to the people.'
    'Yes, we can... apply double-standards to everything in this election.'

    June 20, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  9. Vanessa

    McCain raised about the same NOT $31 million

    June 20, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  10. Teddy California

    A lot of Democratic advisors said Obama would rais $100 million in June and his campain would raise $500 million for the general election. He had better raise a lot of money. He has broken a promise for raising more money. If he cannot do that, it does not worth it.

    June 20, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  11. A Latte Lover, Seattle, WA

    I predict June will be a much bigger month for Obama. I know many of us were fearful that $$$ would be used to pay off HRC debts. I am so proud that Senator Obama is not using tax payers money for his campaign. Does anyone know what that 84.5 million will be used for now??? I hope it goes to help the people in Iowa...

    June 20, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  12. Jen, CA

    Senator McCain, did you get the $200 I just sent you? Glad to do it - it's for my country!

    June 20, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  13. Cynthia


    Just wait until the next report comes out after he has opted out of the public funding. That total will be even higher.

    June 20, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  14. Shannon

    so now that Obama has played the race card again, will the media still keep calling him the candidate of hope and change. Now that he has played the race card again, will they say he is the one to unite the country. He just said Republicans are racist. In the primary any Democrat who didn't support him was a "typical" white person. Is this what all the money he's asked for bought us. Four years of whining about being picked on. Let's see, he lied about how he was going to fund thecampaign, on MSNBC yesterday and Lou Dobbs tonight they talked about how he says one thing to us about ending the war, and another to the Iraqi leadership. He flip flopped on bringing race into the campaign. He's going to support the wire tapping bill that gives immunity to the telecommunication industry. What has he kept his word on.....Hope and change, looks a lot like the same old, same old to me. Keep sending him money though!

    June 20, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  15. Bishop

    Don't Worry...there's more coming. Too bad there is a cap for donations...

    June 20, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  16. Republican Joe

    I am a republican who will vote, work, and contribute to Barack Obama. Republican men, women, old, young, white, black, hispanic, asian, jewish, irish, italian, american indian and many others will vote for Obama and the RNC has a big problem that is not being addressed. This is a bigger issue than democrats voting for McCain. CNN you need to do a special investigation on this issue.

    June 20, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  17. Bishop

    Texas Trail Dog are you upset that Sen. McCain can't raise any money without good 'ol Bushy??? You sound VERY bitter. I would be too, If I was losing....

    June 20, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  18. Phil, FL

    Y'all better learn to read

    Obama got 31 million in april.

    McCain hasn't submitted his numbers yet.

    More selective reading on the republican side? Maybe that's why you all are angry. You can't read all the words.

    June 20, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  19. Bishop

    Yes We Can – Let reach higher...I'll match you $50

    June 20, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  20. Peter E

    Money, money, money... because in modern America that's the ONLY measure of man. Forget what he says or said, forget what he did or does, forget what he believed or currently believes.
    And people complain how our kids grow up to be greedy and materialistic?

    June 20, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  21. Bishop

    RJ, CA – That's all???

    June 20, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  22. Brian

    wtg Obama!

    June 20, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  23. self-impressed

    He reminds me of Bush... and why I did not vote for Bush ever.

    Full of himself, prideful and cocky.

    His marketing gimmick with the presidential Seal... just like Bush's "mission accomplished".

    We all know how that worked out.

    Cocky, overly self-confident, boastful men NEVER did appeal to this woman... even with nice smiles.

    I look for sincerity, honesty and depth.

    June 20, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  24. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    Hey Jen, McCain raised $21 million. Sorry for the correction.

    June 20, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  25. pride is a curse

    Obama is worse than Bush... and I though Bush was full of himself and cocky and quick to pat himself on the back.

    Obama is starting to believe his own hype.

    He thinks he is perfect and God's gift.

    No way I will vote for this prideful, arrogant, self-serving man.

    June 20, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
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