October 17th, 2007
03:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama rakes in nearly $1M in a day

Obama has raised nearly $1 million in the last day.

(CNN) –Sen. Barack Obama raised nearly $1 million in just over one day, his campaign announced Wednesday.

The Illinois Democrat sent an e-mail to supporters Tuesday asking for contributions to "close the gap" between him and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York. Third quarter fundraising numbers showed Obama to be $2.1 million behind Clinton in primary funds.

Obama’s campaign claims it had received $950,000 in donations between Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

- CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. Polls mean nothing

    We just exceeded a million- 1,022,000!

    Go Obama!

    Donated by average American citizens in the past 24 hours!

    October 17, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Joe, Riverside, CA

    Polls say one thing, people say another. Polls dont vote, people do, be ready for a shocker in the primaries. Obama '08

    October 17, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  3. Mary, St. Louis, MO

    Make that over a million and counting now!

    October 17, 2007 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  4. SFT, Elgin, IL

    Senmator Obama's campaign has gone over one million as of 2 pm today. We are all extremely proud to donate to this grassroots campaign which is funded by regular people. I am retired with a fixed income. Senator Obama has incredible capacity to lead and unite our nation. He is authentic and comfortable in his own skin. He asks for our input all of the time–imagine that?

    October 17, 2007 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. JP Massar, Berkeley, CA

    Now (12:30 PM, PT) well over
    the $1,000,000 mark.

    October 17, 2007 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. Erik

    OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA! lol! Over a million one day. May God bless every penny and Obama's journey to the White house in 08! The people have spoken media!

    October 17, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  7. B. Sharp, Aiea, HI

    UPDATE: Sen. Barack Obama HAS raised OVER $1 million! Join the movement, whether $5 or $2,300, stand up and be counted! barackobama(dot)com -Obama '08!

    October 17, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  8. Jessica, Wisconsin

    We have a real movement here. I feels so good to be FOR something and working with so many other people to achieve or goal. Obama is the right person to lead this country. We are up to $1,032,277 + now! Go Obama!

    October 17, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  9. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I like Obama – I wish him the best...he will have my vote (as long as he's not tied to Hillary....and Giuliani isn't running....because....he is really the only moderate running)

    October 17, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  10. Arshad, Newburgh, NY

    It's $1.03M so far and it's MUCH MORE enthusiasm. Check here: http://www.barackobama.com/index.php

    When someone represents hopes and dreams of ordinary people, all he needs to do is send an e-mail to his fellow supporters and money is direct deposited into his bank account. He does not need to travel anywhere, give speech, sell access to government or rent lincoln bedroom or hire criminals like Hsu as bundlers. All he needed is to ask ordinary americans who donated from their hard earned pay check or saving from their grocery budget or selling their used cloth/CD/DVD. We are clearly witnessing a history here. History of ordinary citizens taking control of politics, democracy and their government from corrupt politicians and special interest.

    October 17, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Daniel

    In new Iowa poll, Obama is 12 points behind Clinton, who leads by double-digits for the FIRST TIME. ALl this money will do Obama no good if he can't win Iowa.

    October 17, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  12. Matthew NYC,NY

    Obama is a truly remarkable and exceptional candidate. He make me proud to be an American. You have no idea how many people I know who are democrats voting for him and republicans who have switched parties to vote for him. He is the only candidate we can trust. He is the only candidate who can positively change the way we are viewed around the world. He is a true patriot and a man of the people that will follow in the footsteps of Lincoln, Johnson and John F. Kennedy. These are troubled times. Obama will bring this country together and the crippling and destructive red/blue state divide.

    October 17, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. Aaron, Saint Paul MN

    Joe, I completely agree with you! As a volunteer on the ground, I have seen it... The Iowa caucuses are going to be a huge suprise for people who think Hillary is the runaway nominee!

    October 17, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  14. Neal Winkler, Belleville, IL

    I don't agree with his socialist policies, but he'd be better than Clinton. Ron Paul 4 Prez!

    October 17, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  15. LinnieFB, Corona, CA

    Now THIS is news!

    Go Obama...

    October 17, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  16. Maddoxx, NY,NY

    And you would want to believe that Clinton is just sitting on her hands, huh...? I bet she raised even more than double Obsama's amount merely because people always want to identify with the leader – and she leads.

    God Bless Hillary.

    October 17, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. Brian, Austin TX

    It's because he represents our values WAY more than Clinton. I'm suprised the polls even say Clinton is winning. Most of the people I run into want to have an Obama presidency.


    October 17, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. lou, Mississippi

    Polls, polls, polls. Polls don't give donations. Polls don't lay the ground work for victory. Polls are all Clinton folks can talk about. Polls are for lazy people who don't want to do the work it takes to create a movement.

    Congrats to the next President of these UNITED States of a beautiful, hopeful and trusting America.

    Good job Senator Obama

    October 17, 2007 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  19. Rose Hillrose, Chicago, IL

    Folks, I bet Chenny will now teach his cousin Osbama how to rig nominations.

    October 17, 2007 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  20. Wayne, Silver Spring, MD


    did they also show you the disclaimer that this is their first time doing polls because they thought earlier in the year doing polls in the early states is "notoriously unreliable"?

    I think the Hill supporters will eat their numbers for lunch after loosing for Barack.

    Go Obama

    October 17, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  21. DAR

    Rasmussen polls??? no one really cares about the Lies these Clinton Poll masters are putting out.Look,Blackwater Mark Penn,You can keep putting out these lies for Her Majesty.We peasants with pick forks are going to storm the castle.There is no stopping the Movement for Change this time.Remember we have something you and HRC don't.....HOPE!!! Go Obama.

    October 17, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  22. Tammy, Denton, Maryland

    This is what you call PUBLIC FINANCING.

    October 17, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  23. Kisha St.Louis

    Honestly. wo has been polled not me or no one I know.

    Have you. Let's do a poll on all the people who has on cnn.

    No next

    October 17, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  24. timmie, dublin

    There is a dangerous degree of imbecility with many of these so-called clintonites ; the only "issue" they are capable of debating is the polls; volatile polls with doubtful authenticity; most actually concocted by clinton`s "henchmen.
    A blog is on about ordinary decent folks rallying to raise over a million dollars in a day, and all this dimwit could come up with is spout on polls!!!

    October 17, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  25. Bee

    This just the begining of a movement, they said we can't do it but we've proven them wrong again.

    I can't wait to go knock on the Door come Jannuary 2008. It is time to turn the page on washington politics. We can do the inevitable. Polls don't win election organization do. We are prepared to do what it takes to get him into office.

    October 17, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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