June 15th, 2007
03:28 PM ET
9 years ago

McCain continues mad dash for cash

McCain fundraised in Atlanta Friday.

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) –In a mad race to have a strong second quarter fundraising report, Senator John McCain arrived in Atlanta for the latest stop in a multi-city drive to raise campaign cash.

McCain greatly increased his fundraising efforts after his low first quarter funding report. The second quarter ends June 30.

As of now, McCain said he is content with the money he has raised.

“There are always benchmarks, and I am happy with the way we have been doing. And there are always benchmarks and one of them is the quarterly funding report,” McCain told CNN.

McCain is pulling out every stop to boost his second quarter fundraising totals, including virtual fundraisers - usually hour-long webcasts to raise money.

“If you would have talked about something like [virtual fundraisers] in the campaign in 2000 they would have thought you were smoking something fairly strong,” said McCain with a chuckle.

- CNN's Marissa Muller

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Lynn O, Tucson, Arizona

    Mr. McCain must be "smoking something fairly strong" if he thinks he's going to win this thing.....

    June 15, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. jon

    well he has to do something to save his flailing campaign.

    mccain is tempermental and old, and just plain wrong on a lot of things. I dislike him and would not want him as our president. it would be like having bush all over again.

    June 15, 2007 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. Branford Mallis

    Let's talk money for a second. Big Question is: Will McCain break $15 million this quarter?

    I believe His right-hand man John Weaver was quoted at one point saying "at least $12.5 million"

    (and don't forget spinners get paid to lowball...)

    Anything shy of $15 million will continue to feed the persistent nagging rumors of a deflated campaign on life support.

    June 15, 2007 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. dd

    mccain mcshmame. who cares. he is too old and tempermental to be president. i wouldn't vote for him

    June 16, 2007 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  5. Billiary Hush

    Politicians should pay for their own campaign. Specially those who have nothing to offer.

    June 16, 2007 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  6. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    It's sad to see a decent man like McCain consistently on the wrong side. A POW tortured in the Vietnam War which killed over 50,000 Americans before we pulled out. A Senator who supports the Iraq War (including torture) sold and maintained by radical think-tank hawks, and an immigration "reform" condemned to defeat in the House after its revival this week. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    June 17, 2007 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  7. tim, ga

    Someone tell McCain there is no room at the Inn

    June 19, 2007 10:49 am at 10:49 am |