July 10th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain campaign: Republicans have double Democratic cash

The McCain campaign says it has $95 million cash-on-hand.
The McCain campaign says it has $95 million cash-on-hand.

(CNN) - On a conference call with reporters, the McCain campaign said it has $95 million cash-on-hand, with most of that money - about $67 million - held by the Republican National Committee. Campaign manager Rick Davis also said McCain was outspending Barack Obama on the airwaves by a wide margin.


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  1. JIM...TX

    They'll need all that $$$ to make McSame appear to be "in touch" with America. Good luck with that!

    July 10, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. democratic from tx

    thanks for that note. i'm donating to the obama campaign right now. best advertising for democrats.

    July 10, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Ron L

    THIS is why Barack decided NOT to do public financing for the General Election. He is smart enough not to be duped by the Republican party.
    And by the way, the Republicans could have $200 million and McCain would still not win. He is MORE FLAWED than President Bush and this will become even more apparent once the media takes off the gloves and treats him the same as any other candidate. Right now it appears that they are AFRAID to offend a War veteran, But as ALL things this will past. And he will be seen as inadequate for the positon of President.

    July 10, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. KenB, MI

    ...thus the reason why the McCain camp was upset over Obama's choice to fund his campaign...just when I thought there wasn't going to be much to be amused about in this campaign...we've gone from whining to "my ice cream cone is bigger than yours."

    July 10, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. Dusacre

    Good news for you grandPa and for those who want four more years of Bush.

    I think that you should retire

    July 10, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. ANGIE

    im donating money to obama right now after i saw john mccain on the viagra birth control issuse this woman aint losing her rights!!!!!!!!!

    July 10, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. Doris,Memphis,TN

    All for a trip back to the ranch in Arizonia.

    July 10, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  8. BArt

    Who is elitist now?

    July 10, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  9. gerry

    It's time to buck up for the Obama campaign unless you want 4 more years of G.W Bush policies.

    July 10, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  10. joseph pierre

    Weren't GOP operatives complaining about Obama reneging on his promise to accept public financing just a while ago?
    They're now touting how prolific McCain's fund-raising has been and how he's outspending Obama?

    July 10, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  11. steve Marshall, MN

    "Campaign manager Rick Davis also said McCain was outspending Barack Obama on the airwaves by a wide margin." and you wonder where all that money is coming from yet Obama raises more money than he is. The republicans were trying to put the Democrats in a jug while they know how to beat the system through their corruption. I am glad Obama opted out of the public funding crap that only benefits the republicans

    July 10, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  12. unions are not stupid

    Wow CNN what a bias and very misleading title who comes up with these things the Obama campaign nor the DNC have released there numbers just yet lets wait and see before you start counting chickens and getting people all worked up.

    Were is the post about Mc Cain and his surrogates saying America is not in a recession talk about flip flops and that Americans are just whiners. I am not a whiner! I am a hard working American that puts in 56 hours a week and still have no health care, can just pay my rent and other bills and have enough left over to maybe by me dinner at a fast food place once a week. Oh happy life! I want more for me and for my country. That does not make me a whiner it makes me a advocate perhaps. an advocate to change this republican plan of rich getting richer and poor getting poorer.

    July 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. leslie

    Did the republicans get the money from all the americans that McCain's advisor called "Whinners"? The republicans are a joke and have nothing to offer the american people but the same old "out of touch" thinking.

    July 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. California Gold

    He can have more money than God but he's still an empty vessel who can't think let alone speak. He has given the worst speeches I have ever witnessed. Teleprompters don't even help. Sadly he trotts around trying to act Presidential and dancing around questions.

    July 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. Karen - Missouri

    McCain only has money because the high roller lobbyists don't want to lose their jobs if the Democrats win.

    And Obama WILL win!

    July 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. calfornia for Obama

    Every one knows where this MCcain money is coming from............

    The People of US will unite and defeat the corporate candidate

    Obama for 08'

    July 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  17. not important

    That money probaly came from big oil companys and banks? Cindy McCain is rich and so is Phil Gramm who worked for UBS.

    July 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  18. doug

    My thoughts are you could be outspending your opponent 100 to 1, but if you have nothing to say... it means nothing!

    So as far as the McCain campaign reporting that they are outspending Obama by a wide margin does not matter to the American people!

    July 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  19. leslie

    Did the republicans get the money from all the americans that McCain's advisor called "Whinners"? The republicans are a joke and have nothing to offer the american people but the same old "out of touch" thinking.

    July 10, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Chris from NY

    Just as Ms. Sanchez said two weeks ago that Obama's money cannot buy him love. So also McCain's money can not buy him votes. He can spend as much money as he can. He's not going to win this election.

    July 10, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  21. Wendy

    This is a perfect example of the fundamental diiference between the parties. The Dems are the one's who fight for the poor, elderly and underpriveleged. It's hard to fund raise from a group that is largely made up from people who are already down and out. No matter how much money John and Cindy have to work with, they will still get a big kick back to Arizona. People are fed up with all the Republican party stands for....I could start a list but why beat a dead horse. I find the McCains and all their buddies disgusting.

    July 10, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  22. indlw

    ignorant people. McCain's "lobbyist" money makes up less than 1% of the total. That's right, less than 1%. Factcheck.org. Historically democrats have taken far more PAC, lobbyist and special interest money. Don't be hypocrites or blindly parrot the DNC line. Think for yourself and check the facts.

    July 10, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  23. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    Thank yo for supporting the reasoning behind Barack's decision to opt out of public financing!!!For all of John McCain's whining, he knew well ahead of time that the GOP and their 527's would be well prepared to outspend Barack if he went with public financing. John is taking advantage of the multiple loopholes in the very legislation that he helped to write.

    July 10, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. NOcommunist08

    Jamaal, get the saw ready. The American people will not be fooled by Obama. If its a black president that you want then pick a moderate, and he/she will win handily. Obama is a socialist, which would be even worse than Bush.

    July 10, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  25. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Yo McSame! Your cash ain't nothin' but trash...just like your foreign and domestic policies...Adios!

    July 10, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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