January 31st, 2008
12:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama raises $32 million in January

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/31/art.obamamoney.ap.jpg caption=" Obama has raised over $30 million in January."]LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama raised $32 million in the month of January alone for his presidential bid, CNN's Candy Crowley confirms.

That total roughly equals his previous best three-month fundraising haul.

The campaign would not divulge how much money it has on hand - a more accurate measure of a campaign's financial health going forward.

A campaign source also tells CNN the Illinois senator received contributions from 170,000 new donors in January.

The Clinton campaign would not indicate how much money it had raised in the same time period.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (502 Responses)
  1. Ray

    how much of it is from the slum lord or his family?

    January 31, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Kenny

    OBAMA '08!

    January 31, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Boca

    People are excited to donate to Obama because they believe he will bring a great return on their investment.

    January 31, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. independentminded

    BARACK the vote in 2008!!

    January 31, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  5. Nobama

    What a waste of money for this light-weight politician who voted present over 100 times in the senate! Wake up people!

    January 31, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  6. Jim ( Independent )

    At one point last week Obama donations were coming in at a rate of $500,000 an hour.


    Barack Obama

    YES WE CAN !

    January 31, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Here We Go America

    Well now, we know he wasn't doing any "fund raising" in Flordia now don't we.

    I would be willing to bet a great amount of that money came from individuals like myself who is getting ready to make a small contribution. Never have contributed $ before but this is the year. The risks of Clinton in the White House are just too much.

    Obama 08!

    January 31, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  8. truthmatters

    barack does not need any money from interest groups and lobbyists.
    go obama2008

    January 31, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  9. Amy R.

    Obama donors are individuals. And that shows just how many Americans stand for Obama. They want change they can BELIEVE in. Not self-serving politicians who make big promises for years and nothing ever happens. Obama can make it happen!

    January 31, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  10. Ann

    Go Obama.. I donated money too..

    January 31, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  11. California voter

    Wonder where all this money is coming from . . . and why CNN continues to fill the political ticker with Obama news . . .is it because he paid for CNN political ads??

    January 31, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  12. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    I guess he's got money to get rid of now. I have no doubt plenty of people will help him in that regard.

    January 31, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  13. ba-ROCK ON

    He's a steamroller, baby!

    January 31, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. owl


    January 31, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  15. Cheerio

    I'm proud to say I contributed $30 to that. And I'll be sending another $15 today. Goes to show that even people who can't afford big donations can get together and raise a lot of money for someone they believe in!

    January 31, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  16. Sam

    Another Clinton scandal. Bill and the mining deal and Hill did not help unions or women at Wal-mart. All the other news is reporting these new items today. Obama has my vote. Tired of the scandals of the Clintons.

    January 31, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. Mark Cross Junction VA

    Hollywood at its best! We have Rambo, Texas Ranger, Wrestler, and Fat Oprah backing the canidates. To bad we don't have real politicians running in the election.

    January 31, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  18. vwcat

    I helped.

    January 31, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  19. Bob

    How did Candy Crowley "confirm" this? The fundraising totals do not have to be reported until April 15th so it is hard to confirm anything. Is she going by what the campaign has told her? Also, as the article states how much money he has on hand and how much he can spend for the primary is a much better judgement of actual finances.

    January 31, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  20. Ivan, Chicago, Illinois

    Obama is a Jimmy Carter in waiting. To niave to sail the waters of Washington.
    When reality jumps ups and bites him in the rear he will flounder just as Carter did.

    January 31, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  21. Dem Ohio

    I won't do any good.

    January 31, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  22. Peter Brown

    That shows how strong he is,how people love him to lead this country that is divided, how many of us can raise 32 million within a month?

    January 31, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  23. Marcelo

    Go Obama! I believe that you are bringing a positive change to our politics and that you'll win the presidential election over Hillary and McCain (because both have been in the political system for 25+ years, have had their chance to make meaningful change and have ultimately failed us by perpetuating divisive politics).

    I don't have much extra cash (given the state of the economy) but what I can spare, I'll continue to donate to your campaign. Good Luck and God Bless!

    January 31, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  24. west palm beach, Hawk

    Go Obama 08! I donated my entire check to you. America cant afford to continue on the same path that we are on. Obama 08

    January 31, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  25. Bethany, St. Louis MO

    GO OBAMA!!!!

    January 31, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
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