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. Pete, Washington

    WOW !!! This is what is called PEOPLE POWER. Barack has captured the hearts of many of the voters out there, who have been waiting for a candidate who has the integrity and ability to lead our country. He has brought together the young, middle aged,and "experienced" voters in taking back our country from the Washington lobbyists and the PAC's. I am one of those 'experienced' ones who have not been so excited about a candidate in a very long time. I helped campaign for John Kennedy as a 17 year old, back in my hometown in 1960. Barack has the vision and energy to bring America back together. He is truly, a man of the people. Lead on Barack, we're behind you 100%.

    October 17, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. JB Boston MA

    While I am completely unimpressed with the R's and disgusted by the Clintons, Obama will get my vote in the primary (registered independent in MA, and therefore can vote in either primary) and in the general election. Let's see if he can reverse the war on the middle class!

    And to those individuals who "mistakenly" type obsama, or some version of that. Not funny! To relate the two is crass and just shows your lack of intelligence.

    CNN- you seem to censor many posts, why not these? It is offensive! Please stop them!

    October 17, 2007 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. Rob

    To the Hillary supporters...Learn a little more about your canidate.


    October 17, 2007 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  4. Barack the Vote Chicago, IL

    Hillaryland has gotten cocky, as you can see from comments on this blog.

    It does nothing but motivate Obama supporters to open their wallets.

    Keep on gabbing Hillaryland!

    October 17, 2007 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  5. Fred, Reston VA

    The only "HOPE" that Obama inspires to me is that he DOES NOT get the nomination this year. He will lose!!!

    Look at this:
    -Audacity of "Dope" (he did say he used cocaine before)
    -Junior Senator from Illinois is not ready to be Commander in Chief
    -No time for on-the-job training
    -Undercover muslim (i know this one is untrue)

    Any one of these said over and over again will ELIMINATE all chances Obama would have. He is a lightweight political pushover, who wont do anything but hand the election to the republicans.

    By the way, has anyone considered how ineffective he would be even if he were in the white house? This man has NO ALLIES outside of Sen. Durbin. How the heck is he supposed to get 60 votes in the Senate on anything with no Allies???

    October 17, 2007 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |

    It is indeed awesome when a Black (mixed race) man in America can generate such enthusiasm for his candidacy for president. Mr Obama is changing the landscape of America. Whether he is eventually the nominee or not he has already created a new genre of political reality.

    October 17, 2007 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Joe, Riverside, Ca

    To those who continue to slander this man's name, get it right cause you will be saying it a lot starting in 2009. Lets all say it together President of the United States of America Barack Obama. We, as a country, will do a great disservice to ourselves if we dont put him in. Hilary looks like a gurantee but that is going backwards, forward is better. We already have OJ and Clinton in the news, all we need now is MC Hammer and the 90s are back. This is one bad VH1 special if we dont get Obama in office.

    October 17, 2007 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. Bee

    When ordinary people come together they do extra ordinary thing. The bulk of this country was built on people that played by the rules, yet, the washington politics tells us otherwise.

    I am ready to take my government back from the lobbyst and special intrest driven politics.

    I am ready to hang my hope on the candidate that can lead the way.

    Obama 2008

    October 17, 2007 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. Arshad, Newburgh, NY

    Hillary Fans,
    Since media and pollstars already declare Hillary as the nominee before even a single vote is casted, why not stop spending money in primary states and save for general. Why not give your candidate relief from all the travelling and you all go to vacation.

    Just do yourself a favor. Visit Obama's website and visit Hillary's and see if there is even remotely any match in pride and enthusiasm of followers. Look at the crowd and energy in Obama's campaign event and look at Hillary's. Look at Hillary's speech and see her copying Obama's phrases like "change", "turn the page", "America is back" and ask yourself why she feels that her own words don't have appeal to voters and she needs to use Obama's phrases. But copying words or phrases does not make a fake candidate authentic. Someone who does not have confidence in her own message and copying her competitors, how can you cliam she will be a confident President. Ask yourself, what you see in TV screen and what you read in polls, does it make any sense? It's all fake, carefully fabricated polls to create a false argument of Hillary's inevitability. Once Obama will win in couple of early states, Clinton's inevitability bubble will burst the real fun will begin. Pollstars and MSM pundits will experience a huge embarassment and will learn how detached they are from lives of ordinary citizens.

    October 17, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. Coach Haughton NH

    This is a president people will love.
    Godspeed Obama!

    October 17, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  11. timmie, dublin

    ..Guess maddox from NY and hillrose from ILL are one and the same bot or faceless racist scum. Get another life or end this one with a dose of arsenic !

    October 17, 2007 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  12. Adela

    Just like people are rallying for Obama now, they will when he wins Iowa, and then the rest of the primary. Donate and help bring hope to America!

    Obama 08!!!!

    October 17, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. Chrisi, Alexandria, VA

    Barack the vote! The people have spoken!

    October 17, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. B, Baltimore

    This is the only candidate out there that when I vote for I wont feel like i was voting for the lesser of 2 evils.

    October 17, 2007 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. RuthieM

    GO OBAMA GO!! We're doin' it!! Ask me to donate again and I'll say YESSSSSS!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

    October 17, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    barack 08

    October 17, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. Uriew, CA

    Rose HillRose, you seem to be panicking. What BS is that about rigging nominations. Are you beginning to get scared that the people person is actually going to win this time. You can try to alter Obama;s names as much as you want but that is just an excuse for not discussing the issue just like Hillary does, avoid the issue by cackling. i am sure it really hurts you that Obama made a million in a day. I know its painful but that is life.

    October 17, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. MD

    This money is from real people not the washington lobbyists.

    Go Obama

    October 17, 2007 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. Psbro

    He's such a cry baby. Hillary beats him just one time in fundraising and he starts cying. His stock goes down more & more with each passing day

    October 17, 2007 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |


    October 17, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  21. Brenda, Annapolis MD

    $1 million in a day? It's incredible.

    However, it's somewhat disgusting. Our priorities are so screwed up. Here we (or should I say, YOU) are giving $1 million to a presidential candidate for the PRIMARIES, when that money could be put to greater use elsewhere in this country. It amazes me how this is celebrated. Perhaps you should consider matching a donation made to Obama's campaign and give it to a cause that is worth supporting.

    It would be nice to run into an Obama supporter (which there are very few of around here, Brian from Austin, TX) and have them actually give me specifics of why I should support Obama instead of the same old, same old–"He represents our values more." How? You give him $1 million in a day and you can't explain to me, with some specifics as support, why he is even worthy of that? How sad; for this amount of money accrued this quickly, you should probably know him inside and out.

    October 17, 2007 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  22. S. Shottenberg, Iowa City, Iowa

    Amazing - $1MM in 24 hours just from a single email. A remarkable number deserved by a remarkable man.

    October 17, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  23. John, Chicago IL

    YAWN..... so?

    October 17, 2007 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  24. MidMo, Peoria IL

    From a self described Republican- sent $$ to the underdog

    Obama 08

    hope ACTION Change

    October 17, 2007 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  25. Sorenson, Tucson, Arizona

    Obama is proving to be the "ultimate insider." He's inside the hearts and hopes of the American people. Lobbyists and those who accept their bribes are the outsiders.

    October 17, 2007 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
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