(CNN) - The Republican National Committee reported Friday it raised $26 million in July, a fundraising haul that nearly matches John McCain's campaign during the same timeframe, and had approximately $75 million cash on hand.
The RNC and the McCain campaign combined began the month of August with $96 million cash on hand, a total that may keep pace with Barack Obama and the relatively cash-strapped Democratic National Committee.
Earlier Friday, the McCain campaign announced it had raised $27 million in July, the presumptive Republican nominee’s largest one-month fundraising total to date. The campaign also said it had $21 million cash on hand, all of which must be spent before the party's convention in early September because of McCain's choice to accept federal campaign dollars. The Republican Party is free to spend its money through Election Day.
The RNC also announced Friday it had surpassed one million individual donors this election cycle, while the McCain campaign said 600,000 individuals had donated to the Arizona senator. Earlier this week, the Obama campaign announced it had passed the two million donor mark.
Barack Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee have yet to announce their fundraising hauls for the month of July. For June, the Illinois senator's campaign reported raising $52 million with more than $72 million cash on hand. The DNC raised $22 million during that time period, all of which was available to spend.
DO WHAT YOU WANT MCSAME –
FEAR TACTICS WILL NOT WORK THIS TIME!
Poor misguided child! Under McCain, we'll go from recession to depression.. and 8 years from now, you probably still won't be old enough to vote.
McCain still doesn't have a chance, especially after denouncing Russia for attacking Georgia.
"In the 21st century, countries don't invade each other."
Really, Johnny? What about that time you voted to invade Iraq?
OBAMA 08 FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE.
What a waste!
Oh silly child, she doesn't realize the person on that sign she is holding is going to leave her with a earth that is severely destroyed, so much money in debt, going to put us in another Great Depression, and will probably make her go to Iraq when she gets to the age of 18.
Obama Richardson 2008
Thanks mostly due his McShame's cozy relationship with big oil and other corrupt lobbyists. No surprise coming from the man who took the most $ out of the Keating 5 Senators.
In an interview with McCain about his liking of ABBA music .
OBAMA was quoted saying people like ABBA music and the Name
alone of the group, Because it sound like ABBAMA.
GET a freaking Life OBAMA.
Big Money does not want Obama in the White House, what does that say to you people?. They DON'T WANT change for America, they want to continue exactly the way it is. Making money hand over fist while the rest of America suffers. WAKE UP!!! We need CHANGE.
big oil,corporate ceos,lobyyists and the top 2% of the wealth of america.they can easily match the numbers of the dnc.but.they'll never match the amount the american people are pouring into obama's campaign.bring it on,repubs!
Giving credit where it is due … on Aug 14th LJ in LA said to Republicans / PUMA …
“Save us all. Swallow your pride, hatred, or blind allegiance, and punch the ballot for Barack Obama
Oh good, another $27 to put into ads that only bash the old man's opponent, not about what McCain would actually to repair an America damaged by 8 years of GOP leadership.
I can wait.
Anybody want to bet that Obama and the DNC make McCain and the RNC look like paupers?
Obama may have a lot of cash.
But he has NO message!
Only the stupid will vote for Obama!
Oh that poor child in the picture has been brainwashed....I fear for her future...
i guess McCain's lobbyist are working hard for their cause
This Means I Will Give More To Obama And His Campaign! Hopefully My Small Donations Will Help In Some Way!
This will most likely be deleted by CNN..but the question of the century since extra marital affairs are surfacing in the news...why is it there's no mention of McShame's recorded affairs??????
McCain and the Repuglicans have set the tone alright... the tone for SLIMEYNESS!! The more you educate yourself with the facts... the more you will see right thru the shallowness and failed policies of Bush AND McBush.
Besides... after the whole 'tire gauge' incident', it’s OBVIOUS that the GOP prides themselves on being ignorant. Way to go, GOP!! 'Ignorant' is the new 'Cool'.
McCain's campaign staff is just LOADED with lobbyists, it's no wonder they're tied to Abramoff. The GOP party is ENTIRELY about the money... about scandal and dishonesty... why do you think we've been calling it a 'Culture of Corruption'? They are just rife with it... overflowing, to be exact. This isn't an opinion... just count all the scandals in the news over the past 8 years. Let the facts speak out!! Even McCain has the Keating 5 and his infidelity. Remember that??
McCain is just another Bob Dole... lacking in luster and electability, and empty suit that will do or say anything to get elected. He has no character or substantial policies of his own, so all he can do is attack, attack, attack. They may have been great Veterans, but they're both lousy politicians. WAKE UP, AMERICA!!
McCain has the right ads, they just target the un intelligent and they work on those people. Anyone can see that McCain is a disaster except the stupid people, hence the Puma Hillary's supporters moving his way.
Way to go John. Looks like his accounting and the RPC is far superior to the DNCC and OBAMA the whimp.
I like the picture of the little girl with a McCain sign. It gives me a good idea of the intellectual capacity of McCain supporters.
you know what I realized. People blame Bush for higher gas prices, yet every other European country has gas prices that rose faster than ours did. Now, can any of you democrats who blame Bush explain that one? I say let's drill for our own oil, so we don't have to just have the same oil prices as every other country. And this is why universal things are no good, such as universal health care. Think about it.
When the little girl asked: Why do you wnat to be President ?
Obama answered: A rock hit me in the head and now it is too late.
America do you want this "I'm not sure" man in the
WHITE HOUSE ??..........think !!
??????????no?????????no???????????NO, NO is right.????
Hey CNN – doing your JOB as an independant reporter, not GOP talking points.
When a McCain attack ad comes out, help us understand what is truth and a lie.
Point out the quotes for the Wall Street Journal are from the OP-ED page!!!!
Point out that Obama plan is a tax cut for those earning$ 32K to $112K and the folks taking the hit are earning 2.9 MILLION plus!!!
Point out that McCain's plan gives those making 2.9 MILLION a $250K tax BREAK!!!!
As the media, your job is to report the TRUTH not propagate the lies of a McCain attack ad.
Who ever claimed the media had a love affair with Obama certainly are not reading the main stream media. I say it is a McCain love affair.
To Abby in regards to her claim that Obama'a T-shirt, bumper sticker, etc. sales don't count twords the "2 million" donations:
From Obama Store Website:
"Thank you for visiting the Obama for America online store. All of our products are top quality, union and USA made and produced. All purchases made on the Obama Store are 100% contributions to the campaign and count toward your overall contribution limit.
Any purchase is considered a federal contribution to Obama Victory Fund. If you have already contributed the maximum amount under federal law or are otherwise ineligible to contribute under the federal rules"