September 4th, 2008
08:50 PM ET
6 years ago

After Palin speech, Obama has record $10 million day

Sen. Obama spoke about change in Pennsylvania Thursday.
Sen. Obama spoke about change in Pennsylvania Thursday.

(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign for president has raised $10 million since Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke Wednesday night, the campaign announced, calling it a "one-day record."

Palin, the governor of Alaska, launched harsh attacks on Obama, accusing him of being two-faced and a political lightweight with no significant legislative accomplishments.

"Coverage of the Palin attacks on the news this evening just pushed us over $10 million," Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in an e-mail to reporters Wednesday night.

The Republican Party announced earlier in the day it had raised $1 million in the wake of Palin's speech.

(Update with new fundraising total)


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Mike in Utah

    I donated to a political campaign for the first time in my life today. Palin's speech is a good indication of what venal leadership we'll receive if they win this election. Go get 'em Barack and Joe!

    September 4, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  2. John

    I can't thank McCain enough, for picking someone so unqualifed, so divisive, and so right-wing, that despite energizing the GOP Right-Wing base, this selection has energized the rest of the country in SUPPORT of the Obama/Biden campaign and their message of Unity, Bridge-Building between political parties, and moving the country forward TOGETHER.

    September 4, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  3. ToddDC

    I just donated $25 as well.

    From comments on this board, I can see where the $10million is coming from.

    It's also shows which way this election is going. Keep talking Sarah and John!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!

    September 4, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  4. I Am A Community Organizer and Sarah Palina - McSame Puppet, H$ate Us Hard Working Proud Americans - At Least I'm Not Pregnant At 17!!!!

    more NASTINESS FROM PALINA, MORE MONEY TO OBAMA........................

    MORE VOTES COMING YOUR PRESIDENT OBAMA ON NOV 4TH!

    DONT WATCH JOHN McSAME SPEECH TONIGHT –

    SAME HATE, SAME BIGOTRY, SAME POW-CARD, SAME VICTIM-CARD, SAME SEXISM AND SAME PITY-PARTY CROWD AND SPEECH!

    I AM WATCHING THE GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  5. scott

    my family is going to donate another $100 to Obama tonight. tired of the lies, the snide distortions and the ugly policies of the GOP. they may know how to win elections, but don't know how to govern

    September 4, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  6. Ken

    Palin reminds me of Palidin – the character in the old TV show "Have Gun, Will Travel".

    She got picked, which was a surprise, and was right in there, reading a speech written by McCain's team – hoping it would make her look important.

    All it ended up doing was turning a lot of people in this country against her nasty little speech. The 10 to 1 fund raising ratio is stunning.

    September 4, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  7. WDM

    All the Palin scandals of last week means little, what really matters is that she has shown herself to be mean spirited, and a right wing extremist. What would America look like under President Palin and her followers? The word that comes to mind is INQUISITION.

    September 4, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
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