August 16th, 2008
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Obama campaign says it raised more than $51 million in July

Sen. Obama deplaned in Chicago Saturday after a week-long vacation in Hawaii with his family.
Sen. Obama deplaned in Chicago Saturday after a week-long vacation in Hawaii with his family.

(CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential bid added more than 65,000 new donors and raised more than $51 million in the month of July, the Obama campaign said in a statement released Saturday.

“The 65,000 new donors to the Obama campaign demonstrate just how strongly the American people are looking to fundamentally change business as usual in Washington,” Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said in the statement.

The campaign of Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, announced Friday that it raised $27 million in July. The Republican National Committee also announced Friday that it raised $26 million in the same timeframe and has received donations from more than a million donors during this election cycle.

The Obama campaign recently announced that it has surpassed the 2-million-donor mark and said Saturday that it currently has $65.8 million in cash on hand.

soundoff (243 Responses)
  1. Phil from Va

    Yeah, what happened to the 18Million supporters? Why is Hillary still $30M in debt???

    August 16, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. WoMaN4McCainNoMoRe

    I'm sorry for you Wolf...that you have become a Republican. Take it from an ashamed ex life long republican. It is a sorry thing to be....I feel for ya. If you're not careful, you'll become a bigot in no time flat.

    August 16, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  3. Stephen

    Dave, Illinois...

    Sounds like you're the one needing some free will. How bout you showcase some free will by doing something other than disrespecting and spreading negativity which has become the status quo?

    August 16, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  4. Cheryl Tx

    Wolf 65,000 of 18 million…………..still have a bunch of work to do there!

    65,000 NEW DONORS plus The other DONORS!!!
    65,000 NEW DONORS plus The other DONORS!!!
    65,000 NEW DONORS plus The other DONORS!!!
    65,000 NEW DONORS plus The other DONORS!!!

    August 16, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. DR. YES

    why bother with polls?this says it all.

    August 16, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  6. gregg45

    all hail to the lords of lords,,, the god of change,, vote for obama and we all shall become one , ,oh , of the one whom we hope to see thee rise,, get a freakin grip,, maybe the people at the convention will come awake and alert, and ready to fight this mind altering drug called obama

    August 16, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  7. BJGT

    Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbaby, you ain't seen nothing yet.

    Obama 08

    August 16, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  8. Cynthia

    That great the amount that he has been able to raise and hope that it goes even higher every month until the election.

    August 16, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. Peter (CA)

    Free will?
    Interesting coming from supporters of the party of fear and pandering.

    The Republicans promise more of the same....war, recession, hypocrisy. If that is what free will gets you, then free will is seriously overrated.

    August 16, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  10. Wisest one of All

    Fools and their money really do part soon! Proven fact!

    August 16, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  11. tim, mississippi

    the mainstrem corporate media have always been in the neo-con's pocket, if the employees themselves were NOT neo-cons themselves.

    CNN is the worst.

    forget CNN and go to DEMOCRACY NOW!

    August 16, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  12. E.C.Coleman

    There is NO WAY that figure is believable..........Obama's numbers are totally incongruous with that amount of fund raising, and frankly, it is probably NOT TRUE. There isn't a person I know who has EVER, EVER been POLLED..................the POLLS are so hyped, fraudulent and manipulated by the Democrats and the Media in unison, it is totally dishonest. Obama will NOT win in November....NO WAY!!! Raising a lot of money and trying to force his way into the main stream and intimidate the Republicans.........doesn't work. Obama hasn't got the goods or the experience to win. It's already the middle of August, and Obama is losing big time. This is only the beginning and people are just now realizing how totally unqualified Obama really is as a candidate.

    August 16, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  13. Barack the Vote!

    Wolf,

    You forget, Senator Obama has OVER 18 million supporters too, THE 65,000 ARE ADDED NEW DONORS! Stop trying to hate on Senator Obama's very real efforts and ability to inspire people. One thing to keep in mind, HIS CAMPAIGN IS NOT IN DEBT, Hillary Clinton's is! Now, LOL at that! Oh, and by the way, in case you're new to this political scene, the polls change daily and are very unreliable at this point in the campaign! I wouldn't be doing to much "LOL" if I were you, especially since John McCain has not maintained a SOLID LEAD over a CONSISTENT PERIOD OF TIME!

    August 16, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  14. Raymond Duke

    If that book is so slanderous about Obama and it is all lies as you people state then I am sure since you paid for him and his family and friends to vacation in Hawaii you would not mind him spending a few million to put this suppossedly liar in his place and show him for what he is. If he does not pursue this course of action well where there is smoke there is usually fire. Get on it Obama and show these true believers the truth.

    August 16, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  15. sandy

    Way to go Obama!!! He does not need Hillary Clinton or for that matter Bill-o either. He's going to have enough problems to solve from the Oval Office, he does not need these two there trying to run the country again. I have never seen two people who do not understand the word "defeated".

    August 16, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  16. TheTruthHurts

    blah blah blah.

    He's breaking every record and he knows, it's part him, part his organization and part the UTTER FAILURE of GW Bush.

    August 16, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  17. Erika, KS

    LOL! All these fans are sending money to their star!! Funny. Sad, but funny.

    August 16, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  18. Rev. Thomas Diabeah Mannah

    We need to be very watchful of the Clinton's (Father, Mother and Daughter) relationship to the electoral colleges. Remember that the Electoral Colleges were responsible for George Bush winning the last election. Considering all the factors that Barack Obama and our camp are up against, it is very important that we demonstrate twice as much effort than those who feel that they were destined for the American Presidency.

    Rev. Thomas D. Mannah

    August 16, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
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