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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soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. Dave

    Public Financing was a trick to restrict obama.. MCcain Old fool, nicely played.. well all the republicans got oil money and war money.. why wouldnt they over spend??? straight talk ex? my foot... Old fool

    July 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Kirk

    I wish Hillary would pay off her stupid debt, so I can send more money to Barack. She fouls up everything.

    Obama 08

    July 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. Griff

    The Dance of Love.... Belongs in gthe WhiteHouse.. Not Obama's Jungle Beat of Trauma....

    July 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Demmi

    Bayou Joe,

    Thanks for the quote–I love it. We do live in the greatest country and that's why it's important that we change it for the better.

    Obama 08

    July 10, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. Barack Needs a Hawk

    With what is going on in Iran, Barack needs more than idle talk of more Santions and Diplomacy which have consistenlty failed to yeild any results since the depature of the Shah in the mid 70's.

    I fhe is to get the backing of Colin Powell who has an 80% approval rating by the way, Barack needs to turn a tougher face toward Iran.

    July 10, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Jan From Boca Raton, Fl

    GOOD FOR JOHN McCAIN, I HOPE TO GOD HE BEATS OBAMA.

    AS A DEMOCRAT THAT SUPPORTED HILLARY NO OBAMA

    July 10, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. Hypocrit!

    And then McCain had the colossal nerve to bash Obama about opting out of so-called "public finance." Obviously his $95 mil is coming from the fat cats. What a freaking jerk!

    Time to donate to the Dems again ...

    Obama 08 & 12.

    July 10, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  8. tony

    Bayou Joe,

    The century is still young. I nominate this one:

    "Mission Accomplished." President Bush, on the Iraq war.

    July 10, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. you peoples are nutz!!!!

    I cant believe anyone would actually vote for Obama ... I for one will vote for a man thats more than just talk...McCain

    July 10, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  10. Debra

    All his old money will not make him the president of the USA.
    He is old, old and old, old walking, old man smell old man, old man

    July 10, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  11. Mike

    Awesome -

    Obama will still win and bankrupt the RNC at the same time.

    July 10, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. cherish

    This reinforces my decision to donate another part of my hard-earned paycheck to OBAMA tomorrow and make an investment in a better America!!!

    July 10, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  13. Mike, Syracuse NY

    mitchell martin. Only 1.5% of McCain's money came from PACs/lobbyists. It's public record. Try checking facts before opening your mouth. Then again, why be different than your messiah. Obama is clueless as well.

    July 10, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  14. Jann, Denver CO

    I'm so glad Obama opted out of public financing. Great strategic move...good job Barak!

    July 10, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  15. tom, boston

    let's see:

    oil money
    war money
    gun money
    pills money
    insurance money
    telecom money
    agribusiness money
    coal money
    prison industry money
    hedgefund money
    corporate media money

    well, you should be proud of yourselves, mcShmeless.

    the murderous crooks have your back coverd.

    July 10, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  16. celia

    I'm not surprised. Big oil, big companies who are benefitting in the Bush era will give as much money as they can to maintain the status quo – which McCain will definitely do if he gets elected. But McCain is just too old and seem to be too cranky for the position of President.

    July 10, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  17. Mike from Westchester

    I guess McCain isn't limited to that $85 million after all.... and that $95 million will be increased by more (large?) RNC donations plus the 527 groups that are sure to rear their ugly heads in the next couple of months.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but I am going to whine my way down to my polling place on Novermber 4 and cast my vote for Barack Obama. We are America and we want our country back.

    July 10, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. Carl from MI

    It's ALWAYS about the money with Repuglicans... too bad they won't be able to buy this election. McCain's gonna lose by a landslide and his party will blame him for their loss for not being 'Repuglican' enough!! After all, blame and fear are the only two strategies they have.

    I wonder if Dubya is dumb enough to start a THIRD war with Iran before he leaves office. It's almost time for him to float the question of a third term for himself again... he's already done that twice so far. Another war means borrowing more money from China... It's only money, what do the the Repuglicans care? As long as they can hand out no-bid contracts to their corporate buddies, life is good for them.

    July 10, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  19. Major Michael Lorton, Virginia

    Money, in most cases, is the universal resolver of most problems.........but one thing that it cannot resolve........."stuck on stupid."

    July 10, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  20. keesa

    I HATE TO SEE PEOPLE SUFFERING ,AS A REPUBLICAN I NO THE HEART I HAVE IF WE CAN SPEND TAXES TO HELP IRAQ PEOPLE BUILD THERE NATION WE CAN FIX OURS AT HOME AN TRUST ME MCCAIN AINT WORRY ABOUT AMERICA BEING FIX THATS WHY HE VISITING OTHER NATION SO IM DONATING $100.00 A WEEK TO HELP OBAMAS CAMPAIGN AMERICA BETTER WAKE UP IN SMELL WAS BAKING FOR US.

    July 10, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  21. Eric

    i've never given money to a campaign before and now I will be. Thanks for bring this to light that Obama still needs our help to fight the republican corporation.

    July 10, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  22. Truely a Democrat

    Obama will still win come November. We are all making our contributions the best we can. Remember, some of us have college tution that we have to pay (out of pocket); but we will still contribute to OUR campaign...

    Obama 08

    July 10, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  23. Enlightened Voter

    That's okay, funny though, you are the whole party, Barack can raise more than that as a single candidate cause people believe in him. How much has mcwar raised? I just gave another $50 to Barack.

    July 10, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. TangoDancer

    I'm glad that they have some funds on hand. Now we can bleed them dry and after the election when they're completely defeated, they'll have no more reserves to continue resistance. I hope all of the GOP surrogate organizations spend all of their cash this election cycle. That's going to be one bad Wednesday morning in November for these people to lose the election and all of their money. I'm making my next donation to Obama this coming week.

    July 10, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  25. jonny

    Has anyone else noticed that only racist people who hate Obama use his middle name when talking about him, to make him look like a scary terrorist? I have never seen a supporter of Obama use his middle name. There is nothing wrong with having Hussein as a name, but when someone uses it for fear mongering, then that is wrong.

    Obama has the potential to be the greatest American president ever.

    July 10, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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