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. jean HUISSEIN

    THANKS FOR LETTING US KNOW. I'M WRITING TWO CHECKS NOW.

    BARACK HUISSEIN OBAMA 08 AND 12

    YES WE CAN.

    PLEASE EVERYBODY LET'S CONTRIBUTE SO THAT OUR CANDIDATE CAN OUTSPEND THAT MC SHAME AND HIS SHAMEFUL WAR HUNGER FRIENDS

    July 10, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Operation Elect Barack Obama

    I'm happy to here it. When Obama wins the election there should be no more complaints above "out of control" spending. McCain = Bush......................Hello!

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

    What happened to I like being the underdog!

    July 10, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. Blayze Kohime

    And so he adopts a big grin on his face as he announces the fact that he raised more money. So... in other words he thinks he can buy the election by spending more, this after bitterly whining over how Obama was getting his money without using taxpayer funds.
    Please don't sell your vote to McCain by falling for his propaganda.

    July 10, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  5. Richard

    This is exactly why Obama opted out of public financing. If Obama HAD excepted public financing, the GOP would still have had this cash – They wouldn't have complained about Obama opting out and they would not have made this announcement. Obama made the correct decision and the GOP knows it. Wait until Sept. and Oct., I doubt you will see McCain crowing so much.

    July 10, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. democratic from tx

    o wow. i guess i'm not the only one that just donated to the obama campaign. How much do u want to bet, CNN pulls this story???

    July 10, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Raymond Duke

    I thought this would happen. Once the republicans learned how dangerous Obama and his policies are toward america and the hatred he , his wife and friends spew toward america . The money will come in along with the votes now. Republicans are not show ponies like the democrats. They will turn out in the general.

    July 10, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. jimmy velman

    THE McCAIN CAMP AT L;EAST WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO LAUNCH THE COMING (NASTY?) AD WARS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. THE BIGGER WQUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT THERE WILL BE WAR WITH IRAN BEFORE BUSH'S TERM ENDS IN JANUARY. THE IRANIANS ARE RAMPING UP THEIR WAR-LIKE THREATS AND BENT ON MAKING NUCLEAR BOMBS. PRESIDENT BUSH HAS MADE IT CLEAR IRAN CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE NUKES. IN SIX MONTHS IRAN WILL HAVE ENOUGH ENRICHED URANIUM TO MAKE A NUKE WEAPON. IS BUSH GOING TO WAIT FOR IRAN TO HAVE THE BOMB AND BE ABLE TO RETALIATE WITH SUCH A WMD ..WHAT IF BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY 2009,
    IRAN SUDDENLY SUCCESFULLY TESTS AND EXPLODES
    AN ATOMIC EXPLOISION IN THEIR VAST DESERT PLACES.?

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

    Not really big news.. most of that money is the RNCs... and that has to be spread across the party.. Obama supporters are giving to Obama.. I smell an enthusiasm gap among the GOP

    July 10, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Money

    The McCain campaign says it has $95 million cash-on-hand.MONEY can't buy you VOTES OLD GOAT!!!!

    July 10, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. T GUY

    I JUST SENT OBAMA MONEY NEXT WEEK WILL SEND ANOTHER $50.00........

    July 10, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  12. Go Back To Latin America Tejano

    People like you Tejano need to pack your bags and move back where you came from because Obama will win the next election...

    July 10, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  13. Bayou Joe

    Quote of the Century...

    " My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you will join with me as we try to change it."

    Barak Hussein Obama.

    July 10, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. Connie

    Someone needs to check Cindy's credit card charges see how much of that was from her. Oh, I forgot she has said her finances are non of our business. Connie from Indiana

    July 10, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. Mike, FL

    Does that include some of his trophy wife's money :-)

    July 10, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    McCain needs to outspend Obama, becuase he's behind!

    By the way, has Cindy McCain released her tax returns yet?

    July 10, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  17. Matt in Florida

    Tejano, I think it is safe to say that you speak only for yourself. Polling data shows that Obama is way ahead in the latino vote.

    McCain has nothing new to offer. The country is looking for a fresh direction. The choice is obvious. Barack the vote!

    July 10, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  18. G,Pa McWar

    Why do other people have to retire and yet McShame at 72 years is running for President of the USA ?
    God forbid they no doubt have lost their minds voting him in this position as well as the old fart being there
    Don't tell us age does not matter when you cannot remember what you said in last 5 minutes and must have elbow people reminding you of your misspeaking continually what business would anyone have running a Country .
    This choice isnt sink or swim it is we will be SUNK

    July 10, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  19. Belle

    Obama raised 270 million in the primaries....the DNC was almost no cash so Obama took it over.

    Obama has Special Interest Groups running ads for him, so don't go getting on your high horse. Also Obama's BIGGEST cash bundlers work for big oil...

    July 10, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  20. Ashley - Obama 08 - SC

    Good thing he is getting all that money from Lobbyist and Big Corporations, so they can control our government if he is elected. Good thing he won't be elected. Obama 08!!!!

    July 10, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. Veteran in Kansas

    So where is the McCian money coming from the top 1%, or as Bush put it so amply, some call you the top 1%, I call you my base.

    Who cares, McCain can flood the airways but it will not cancell the past 8 years of Republican blundering, missteps, a failed economic, energy and foreign policy.

    July 10, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. Shelby Y.

    So excatly how much money does the Obama camp have? It wasn't reported which causes your headline to not make any sense. I understand, you guys are just trying to "earn" your spots on the flip-flop oops, I mean straight talk express.

    July 10, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  23. marty

    thanks NOW IM A MOTIVATED REPUBLICAN TO DONATE TO THE RNC (PER MY PRESIDENTS REQUEST) WERE IN THE GAME NOW..!!

    July 10, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  24. NickNas

    The manipulation of Gas Prices is WORKING to keep the little people from having ANY cash to donate as we planned a short year ago MMMWWWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    I am just being SLIGHTLY sarcastic

    July 10, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  25. OBAMA OR DIE!!!

    I'm making a donation to the Obama camp now!

    Obama '08 :)

    July 10, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
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