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. Sylvia Johnsen

    Is Obama feeling the hybris yet? Trying to dazzle us with fairytales of new electoral maps and mountains of money. In fact Obama wasts more than even Clinton could. She has realism and would never throw away money in states not possible to win. Tell Obama you have to debate politics to be president, and when all is said and done a politician with no substance has very little to sell. Voters want messages they can trust.

    July 10, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. OBAMA MAMA

    Well Dems we have to do something about that! Obama: I'll be making my donation today!

    July 10, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  3. Colorado Republican

    I hope McCain beats this Obama Jerk all the way back to Illinois, and we can finally have McCain in office where he belongs, and where he will do the best job! At least McCain has ideas and stands for something, even if a lot of people don't agree with it, he stands for something. Obama has no ideas, just a gimmick slogan, and doesn't stand for anything. Do the right thing, vote McCain this November.

    July 10, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  4. Ula Nejad- Sacramento Ca

    While Obama gets a super super jumbo house loan? I want a loan too like that.

    July 10, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Marc PDX

    And poor Barack has to pay off Hillary's $25m to get her reluctant constituency on top of all of that. Now that's good judgement all right!

    July 10, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. Tim

    Allll that money to campaign with while we have homeless and starving people in the good old USA.
    Makes me proud!

    July 10, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. Alice in Florida

    LOL!!! Bam Bam is gonna get so SPANKED in November

    Even Jesse Jackson wants a piece – well, two pieces – of him :)

    July 10, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. Franky

    I gotta say, bad mistake by Senator McCain's Co-Chair. It does make you wonder what kind of "straight talk" comes out of them behind the scenes......if they think the flip-flop is gonna help him, good luck, LOL!!!

    July 10, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Tim

    So....how much does it cost to buy a presidential election????

    July 10, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  10. bridgette

    McCain is a liar. No one is donating too him who donated too Bush because they know the real him. He does not have a lot of money that is why he made a big deal about the public financing. I think it is sad that these people have too raise all of this money to run for President.

    July 10, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. Tristan

    So? You're still gonna lose.

    July 10, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. TRUTH

    So, each time CNN reports something positive and represses the negative comments that McCain says to you get to ride in his shiny new plane?

    Folks, go to Huffington post for the real news and the truth on Mr. McCain.

    July 10, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. FRED, LAS VEGAS

    Where are these monies coming from in these troubled times? Would someone give me a hint ? I am clueless.

    July 10, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. susants

    All that money and McCain is complaining that Obama was forced to opt out of public financing. Brag away and keep spending in Virginia, Arizona, Michigan, etc.

    July 10, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. tigerakabj

    To the poster Chris,

    That is right. Hillary started out with $200 million and ended up $22 million in debt b/c she didn't plan past super tuesday. If she would have planned for a marathon, not a sprint, maybe she would have won.

    Looks like McCain is doing the exact same thing. Barack is going to make him and his rethug cohorts blow all that money fighting for traditional red states, will conceding other states that they will overlook (Alaska, Kansas, Maine, Montana, etc). Like Hillary, Barack is going to bankrupt these people. I will love seeing McSenile and his ilk go down in flames.

    July 10, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. Teddy in NYC

    Republicans have more cash? This report is like the recession and it is all in your minds!
    A trillion dollars in the bank won't buy the Republicans the election this year!
    Go get em President Barack Hussein Obama!

    July 10, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  17. Mary

    WOW WOW WOW

    Obama was right BIG TIME!!!

    THIS is why Obama decided NOT to do public financing for the General Election. Obama called it when he said the Republican’s know how to beat the systems.

    By the way, who do you think is giving him all that money? The McLobbyists!!!!

    July 10, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  18. Teddy in NYC

    Republicans have more cash? This report is like the recession and it is all in your minds!
    A trillion dollars in the bank won't buy the Republicans the election this year!
    Go get em President Barack Hussein Obama!

    July 10, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  19. Alice - NYC

    Hey McCain,

    Since a lot of us Hillary supporters are voting for you, can you please make a donation to her campaign fund.

    Thanks

    July 10, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. mk

    Who did McSame think he was hammering Obama a few weeks ago about public campaign funds? At least Obama's money is coming from small donations from individual people. How much is the RNC's money is coming from large corporations?

    IS THIS WHY THE US GAS COMPANIES HAVE BEEN BLEEDING AMERICA DRY FOR THE PAST YEAR????????

    July 10, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. Justmyopinion2008

    Waste your time and money and it will not help you to fool voters anway!

    July 10, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  22. TonyNJHC

    Spend the money wisely and make every cent count! This is a battle to keep America just that...AMERICA!!!

    July 10, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. Enough Already!

    So spread the wealth.

    July 10, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  24. Marc PDX

    Wow! Look at all the whiners in these comments! LOL!

    July 10, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. TonyNJHC

    Then don't go bailing out the big banks which made these sub prime loans. In a capitalists society you can do great or fail. Tell the big banks to stop whining pops!

    July 10, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
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