(CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign raised $66 million in August, the campaign announced Sunday, topping its previous high mark and running well ahead of Obama's Republican rival.
The Obama campaign said more than half a million new donors contributed during the month, when the Illinois senator accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and named Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware as his running mate. The campaign had more than $77 million cash on hand at the end of August, compared with about $66 million in July.
Obama's previous monthly donation record of $55 million came in February, during his primary battle with New York senator and former first lady Hillary Clinton.
Earlier this month, the campaign of GOP presidential nominee John McCain reported raising $47 million in August. That haul also set a monthly record for the Arizona senator, whose campaign says it received a financial shot in the arm after McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to join the ticket.
McCain has accepted federal matching funds for his general election campaign, giving him $84 million to spend for November. The money comes with strict spending limits, but the Republican National Committee's Victory fund can continue to raise and spend money on his behalf.
Obama has rejected public financing, calling the system "broken" - a decision that frees him to continue raising money for November.
naturally, i meant obama/palin
I am proud to say I was one of those new contributors and it will be my pleasure to contribute to the PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN again in September and October! We have to elect Obama and keep McLIAR and Palin OUT of the Whitehouse!
We live in a society where people believe lies rather than the truth. The lies of McCain/ Palin has stuck. Democrats, we have to come out enmase to vote otherwise we will have another 12 or maybe 16 years of Bush. Unfortunately the people they can convince are the poor people that do not have time to read the news because ,they are have two or three jobs. America, wake up, the time has come to stop all these lies.
Go Obama We Will Send More this Month We Can Not Have Another Third Term!
More of VIEW thing.
But i believe McCain will never be there.
It ia hypocrite to say you are a conservative person and compare Obama to the one.
It suprise me that those conservative didn't say anything at all.
Shame to distortion of the truth.
Go Obama!! Keep up the good work
Obama's fundraising shows that his supporters realize just how important it is for the Obama/Biden campaign the financial resources they need to fight back against the misleading and false advertising being aired by the McCain campaign and radical right wing organizations who will do anything to win. Claims made in political commercials should have to be verified before they are put on the air.
I'm giving more money and also getting my sister to be one of those new donors! She hasn't yet but she will!!!! YA!!
GIVE 'EM HELL, BARRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John McCain is a liar. And so is his running mate.
I'm happy to send Obama more money. I think of myself as a member of the largest lobbying group in America: Americans for Truth, Americans for the Future.
Time for change. While the media is being biased against Obama the american people take actions sending a clear message: 8 years is ENOUGH.
I rhink it is great that he raised $66 million. With the kind of dishonorable campaign Senator McCain is running Senator Obama is going to need evenmore money to combat it. I hope that the voters seriously look at both sides and make an informed decision about who to vote for. I honestly mean it when I say that Senator McCain and Sarah Palin both scare me. I believe that there will be more wars than you can shake a stick at and thier will be huge amounts of vindictiveness & payback and both are scary.
It is a sad day when it costs so much money to fight lies, distortions, and smears. But "evil prevails when good men do nothing."
The most encouraging thing about the Obama campaign is that it is run and paid for by the American people and not lobbyist and special interest groups. 2.5 million donors that give small donations...that's a HUGE statement. For the first time in a long time, it fells like regular Americans MATTER...that we have a chance to take back our country from those who exploit democracy for their own greedy gains and for power.
And beyond all that....Obama/Biden are for the American people and their policies show that. So hopefully, people who want their voice to be heard will continue to give so the issues will be heard OVER all the lies, distortions, smears, and other garbage McCain/Palin wants the American public to hear...cause McCain/Palin have no new ideas and what they are pushing will NOT make America better or make the lives of the average American better.
8 years is enough! Let's keep it up Obama supporters! We are doing great!
The reasons I am supporting Barack Obama:
The BUSH/MCCAIN REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP HAS FAILED:
Bin Ladin has not been captured
War in IRAQ that was fabricated lies by Bush/McCain
4300+ Soldiers killed in Iraq war
Real threat of McCain attacking Iran and Syria and Russia
Fuel Prices through the roof
Largest OIL COMPANY PROFITS in history
Largest OIL COMPANY TAX GIVEAWAY in history
Record Home Forclosures
630,000 jobs lost since Republicans took control
Outsourcing of Jobs to foreign countries
Food prices out of control
Failing Education system
Record number of people without Healthcare
ONLY Major Country in the world without UNIVERSAL HEATHCARE
Loss of Respect around the Globe
Failing to recognize Global Warming
SO YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF: ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW THAN YOU WERE 8 YEARS AGO?
In a nutshell , Obama will the election over the nutcase McPain
OBAMA / BIDEN (2008 -16)
Yes we can-see how badly the Obama fans are hurting from the poor economy and high gas prices.
I am on my computer now giving $25 more
If it would help get this man elected!!
The country cannot afford 4 more years of the Scary, Sleazy Duo Mccain'Palin
THAT'S MY MAN. NO NEW-CLEAR TRIGGER HAPPY ON JOB TRAINING PALIN. "I CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM MY PATIO SO I'M READY CHARLIE" WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great news! Campaigns are all about marketing.
Sell the story, debunk the lies,
Sell the dream, let the people decide!
Obama / Biden '08-'16!!!!!!!!!!!
DOES ANYBODY EVER THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING DREAM TICKET?:
MCCAIN= SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
COLIN POWELL= NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR
HILLARY CLINTON= SECRETARY OF STATE
Yeah. This is why I don't trust the polls. It makes no sense. There are so many people giving to Obama and the polls don't seem to reflect that. COME ONE PEOPLE! QUIT WITH THE MCSAME AND SHAMLIN SUPPORT! They are very very bad for our country.
Hollywood really came through for Obama for the month of August.
Yes we can! twice a month for me!
McCain/Palin will not be four more years of Bush. It will be worse. Not even Bush/Cheney resorted to telling bald face lies. "Pork Barrel" Palin is no reformer. She has fed at the federal trough her entire political career and fires anyone who gets in her way. I used to respect McCain. He is a genuine war hero and used to be a maverick. But, he's surrendered to the far right of the Republican Party and has sold his soul to Karl Rove tactics of Lie, Lie, Lie about yourself and your opponent. McCain and Palin are for "change" alright. Whatever "change" you have in your pockets to feed their pork barrel friends, big energy, and their family members and cronies. American, as Senator Obama said, this isn't about him, it's about you. It's not so much the man as it is the message. If you want real change. If you are tired of growing deficits, imprudent international adventurism, and lies, lies, lies, vote for Obama/Biden.