January 31st, 2008
12:30 PM ET
14 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.


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soundoff (502 Responses)
  1. Peace

    OBAMA FOREVER poster above is right on!

    January 31, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Mae

    Get real folks; although you are making individual contributions most of this money is coming from a list of large corporations that supported John Kerry in 2004. They are using JK list to ask for contributions. C'mon we know better that you can't get to that much money from us individuals.

    January 31, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  3. owl

    Bill Clinton ...did put a bitter taste in my mouth ...I am of school of thought that you do not get up by tearing another person down...that ....he tried to do..but it did not work....thank God for great people who stood up for the right thing to do.....Hey Obama ...I have just sent you another $25.00 ( my lunch money ) and I feel good about it ..
    Good luck
    Owl

    January 31, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. Susan

    Snow ball effect ! Anybody who relates to a meaning making of American future, will connect to Obama at an extraordinary level. No wonder he will grow a base of supporters and even followers that will NEVER abandon him. This time or the next, Obama is not going away and the sooner the better. There will be a day where people would wonder how come someone doubted his abilities.

    January 31, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Peter Waters

    Congrats Obama!

    However, I still will be voting for Hillary 2008!

    We cannot afford to gamble on his leadership. We need someone with experience and judgement and responsibility.

    HILLARY 2008!

    January 31, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. ss in Bis

    Doesn't it look like Claire McCaskil is an infatuated puppy trailing behind Obama everywhere is goes?

    January 31, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Craig of Salisbury

    Congratulations America–we are one step closer to affirming our next president: President Obama!

    Craig

    January 31, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. JK Powell

    Jonny you make me puke! You know the answer to your stupid question.

    January 31, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. joe

    I LIVE IN FLORIDA

    OBAMAS...ONLY CANDIDATE...RAN TV ADS IN FLORIDA

    LOST BY 20% GAP TO HILLARY

    NOT ABOUT RACE OR GENDER BUT ABOUT REAL ISSUES

    I HAVE LOST MY JOB

    I HAVE LOST MY HOME

    I HAVE FOUR KIDS

    WE NEED REAL EXPERIENCE....NOT JUST RHETORIC

    HILLARY 08

    HILLARY 08

    January 31, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. Amy

    Thanks to CNN, I will never vote for Obama. For CNN to be favoring him over the other candidates, means he is definitely not the candidate for the people. As I said, if Obama is the nominee, I am leaving the country. And CNN, stop deleting my comments.

    January 31, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. J

    Why are people saying they don't want any Clintons in the White House? Have you forgotten what life was like before Bush?? The "Clintons" balanced the budget people! HELLO!!

    January 31, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. The Observer

    Polls show Obama is going to lose big on Tuesday.

    But then CNN don't publish them – their pro-Obama agenda is a disgrace.

    January 31, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. Obama 08, Iowa City, Iowa

    Hillary's "35 years of experience" is as a WIFE (and a cuckolded wife, at that). She would indeed require on-the-job training for the role of leader of our country.

    January 31, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. Rodney Dallas TX

    Elizabeth in Dallas:

    I live in Dallas and work downtown. I would love to meet you so you can finally say you've met someone in Dallas who is NOT an OBAMA support. He is a phoney, a liar, and most of all, just a really big cry baby.

    NOBAMA NOBAMA NOBAMA.

    President Obama of the United States? Are you kidding me?

    January 31, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. sterling

    so are you going to donate some of that money to those who really need it? Our country is in economic hell and you are getting donations from those who maynot be able to aford it just like sales people who solist the nieve and easily influenced. that's not a good christian is it?

    January 31, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  16. Martin

    If Obama can generate this for his campaign, then imagine what he can generate for the country if we give him the opportunity! This is a man who will change things for the better, for all of us.

    May God continue to bless!

    Stand up for Change with Obama in '08

    January 31, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  17. Moe, NY

    I am very much interested in knowing where this money is coming from??????

    January 31, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  18. Toronto Girl

    It would be good if he take some of that money and help the american in proverty,
    but NOOOO, OBAMA is full of talk and no substance.

    January 31, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  19. The Observer

    CNN – why no news on Rezko?

    Or are you frightened that it will rock your Obama boat?

    January 31, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  20. Joss

    TruePatriot –

    None of it is lobbyist money. None. Go to his website and read for yourself – he talks about it in a few places. And when you donate you have to list where you work and agree to terms including that you aren't a lobbyist.

    January 31, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  21. BOB TAYLOR

    Obama is without question the smartest candidate.

    January 31, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  22. mjc

    blah blah blah. you obama supporters are blind.

    hope, shmope. i'm sick of it. if he wins you are all in for a huge dissapointment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  23. Shannon Shiflett

    i just donated what i could to obama. as lisa said above, it's an investment in our future.

    January 31, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  24. Ray

    Wow..with that 32 million you could have used it on something usefull. Looks like there goes 32 million down the drain!!!

    Go Hillary!!!!

    January 31, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. Elmer

    I have been a loyal Democrat for years, but if Obama wins the nomination I will for the first time vote Republican (Mccain).

    January 31, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
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