September 10th, 2009
04:17 PM ET
5 years ago

DNC reports $1 million raised since Obama speech

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama's political team has raised more than a million dollars in the hours since his congressional address, the Democratic National Committee reported Thursday.

Since the president's Wednesday night speech, more than 381,000 people have signed Organizing for America's online letter in support of his health care plan. The DNC also said that $1,087,000 has been donated in that time, even though OFA has yet to send out a dedicated fundraising e-mail.


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  1. Robert

    Imagine that, CNN asks a bunch of democrats what they think of Obama's health care proposal after his speech and there is a double digit increase in support?

    Geez, who would have thunk it?

    What's next, you go to an Obama rally and ask if they like kool-aid?

    September 10, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Ryan

    Not to mention over $400,000 for Rob Miller for his race against Joe Wilson.

    September 10, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Mayhaps a little karma for all your lying GOPers? eh?

    September 10, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. Chuck, Tennessee

    Only $899 Billion, 999 million to go and they can pay for their stupid plan. Well, that assumes it really will cost only what they claim.

    September 10, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. Robert

    It is now fully understood after watching them lie through their teeth about health care why we should never again put republicans in political office.

    September 10, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. Proud Member..Party of No

    lolol......my rear end! Do the lies ever end with this corrupt administration?

    September 10, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. Change in America

    Look America is on board again lets come together with the president
    and raise more money for the demoncrate...The republicans are awful politician...Wilson need to be in jail for calling the president a
    lier on the floor of house rep...

    Vote Republicans out the office

    September 10, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. center left

    The DNC needs to start getting tough on lies RNC Micheal Steele and the Republicans have been spreading. Time to fight back!!!!

    September 10, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. Real American

    Looks like the American people are sending a clear message to the Republican Taliban: "Your political terrorism is NOT WORKING!"
    Good. In less than 24 hours we have a million dollars plus another $250,000 bonus for Miller thanks to Rep. Wilson's childish outburst.

    September 10, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. Di

    Donate that money to health care plan. (LOL) Obama won the election in Nov. We the people voted for change. We did not understand Obama meant ALL OF OUR CHANGE.

    September 10, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  11. Moderate Democrat

    Tea Baggers, get ready! We're about to show you how PRODUCTIVE people do things. You started it, we'll finish it. You have no clue what's about to steam roll right over your pathetic sorry souls! You had your turn, now we're taking the field.

    Please go cry in another country, this one is OURS!

    God Bless my Country, my President and my fellow citizens that feel we must all lend our hand to those in need!

    September 10, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  12. donttreadonme

    It is apparent that we can meet all of our insurance goals without the “Government Option” The lib dems are more interested in winning the argument than fixing the problem. The public option is the first step towards socialist single payer system.
    Demand no Government Option!

    CNN stop campaigning for the libs!

    September 10, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Randolph Carter, the head of the death panel

    For some reason the republicans are under the impression that it is their God-given right to rule this nation. It's hilarious to watch them lie and act like spoiled little pouty children when they don't get their way. Did you see Boehner rolling his eyes, sighing and squirming last night? Classic. Now they know how we felt for 8 years under the smirking chimp and his pal Dick. Too bad for them that the demographics of this country are changing. Their days are numbered and they know it. Hahaha. On a side note, perhaps we could help fund healthcare reform by ending all farm subsidies. We don't want big bad government meddling in the private sector, do we repubs? Have a nice day!

    September 10, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. kevin

    wow, what a large of amount of really stupid people. i wish the speech actually said something. oh well

    September 10, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. Mike in MN

    Looks like the kool aid is still being freely dispensed.

    September 10, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  16. phoenix86

    Great, perhaps they can contribute the money towards Obamacare.

    September 10, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  17. Sam Sixpack

    Gonna take a lot of pharmaceutical dollars to keep this scam alive.

    September 10, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. Never Repub again

    If Rep Wilson was right why did he apologize sooo quickly? He was wrong in more than one way. Repubs dont love America. Only money. They are the American Taliban. Donate now to the DNC.

    September 10, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  19. Sam

    1 Hour of Obama Speech = has Fcdkeu = 100,000 Hours of Rush Limbaugh's Hate Speeches.

    Americans want Love Like in Obama's Speech.

    Americans don't want Hate Like in Rush Limbaugh's Hate Speeches.

    We Love you Obama.

    September 10, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  20. Well

    Wonder if they are real signatures or ones like Acorn comes up with?

    September 10, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  21. National Healthcare begins when Neo-cons to go to trial

    Mr. President

    The neo-cons are not your friend….They are interested inspiring in you and us to return to a desire for horror in the name of their gods (bullets oil flesh).

    They will offer Cheney up to you……do not interrupt the Justice systems restoration, Sir.

    CNN…..do the story on the letter, the signatories….

    Keep the light on the Neo-cons……this is close to the heart of powers that wish to control through distraction.

    September 10, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. Vets4Obama

    Republicans run around screaming 'The sky is falling" while democrats start calm the nerves by taking proactive action.

    Republicans, the cause of all problems, and the problem of all solutions.

    September 10, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  23. donttreadonme

    Good they are really going to need the money it if they ram this bill through!

    September 10, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  24. Vic of New York

    Yay!!! Go Pres!!!

    I support health care reform after seeing my costs triple in the last 5 years and my coverage dwindle.

    I am horrified at the many stories of the gaming these insurance providers get away with. It's high time to make it ILLEGAL for health providers to game their participants - while all the time these greedy executives are stuffing their pockets.

    Socialism? Bring it on!!!

    September 10, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. Gary's Opinion

    The congress is extremely liberal and out of the mainstream and if President Obama continues to let Pelosi and Reid push their extremist poliices, then Obama will continue to look weak.

    September 10, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
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