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.


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soundoff (502 Responses)
  1. GOBAMA

    THANK YOU AMERICA!!!!
    NO MORE CLINTONS!!!

    January 31, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. Jay C

    Go Obama I am Going to Donate right now!!! just 20$ bones though, because you seem like you are doing fine all on your own.

    and Lili you are a ture Democrate indeed, I hope it is Obama but if it's Hilary then she will get my vote. Go Dem's It's time for the Warmonger/horrible Economics of the Republicans to END.

    Independents JOIN us now or watch the country burn in FLAMES!.

    January 31, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. john

    additionally nice way to parrot the fairy tail comment. And they call Obama arrogant.

    January 31, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. More of the same

    Hillary Clinton

    Failed the BAR exam, not once, but twice

    She tried to fix healthcare, with her husband in office and a Democratic Congress, it turned out to be a complete failure and it wasted millions and millions of taxpayer dollars.

    HIllary takes more money from lobbyist than any other candidate. Hillary and Bill have been under criminal investigations numerous times.

    Bill Clinton lied to every single American, under oath.

    HIllary Clinton couldn't even keep her husband faithful, and this is the person who's supposed to unite the country?

    January 31, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. excited

    Obama Endorsements since 1/30/08

    1. Richard Codey, President of the NJ Senate
    2. Armenian National Committee of America
    3. New York Post
    4. Macon, GA Mayor Robert Reichert
    5. California State Senator Leland Y. Yee
    6. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, CA
    7. Mayor Bob Foster (Long Beach, CA)
    8. State Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach)
    9. Elizabeth B. Moynihan, the widow of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who shepherded Hillary Rodham Clinton as his successor in the United States Senate
    10. Connecticut Congressman John Larson
    11. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D.
    12. Savannah, GA Mayor Otis Johnson
    13. former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    Stay tuned as they PILE UP!!!

    January 31, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  6. Mia, Stafford, VA

    S. Williams – your concerns are the type of politics Barack is trying to move this country from, and the Obama supporters beg to differ.

    If you ever go to a rally or watch one intently you will see, young, old, white, black, latino, asian, indian and anyone else i may have forgotten.

    January 31, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Mia, Stafford, VA

    Jim for OK – what lies?

    January 31, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. Kevin, Louisville, Ky

    Bill & Hillary is getting donations from dictators in Kazahstan ...wonder what Borat would say!!

    January 31, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. Too

    $32 million in one month! that is awesome especially considering that it probably came from small donations from ordinary folks and not from a series of high powered, $3,000 a pop events ala the Clintons. This truly shows how Obama is able to bring new participants into the political process.

    GO OBAMA '08!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  10. wes

    The last thing we need in America is a president that is going to spend more money and increase the national debt.

    However, if Ron Paul does not get the republican nomination and doesn't run as an independent, I will be voting Obama in the general election. I pray that he would beat McCain or Romney.

    January 31, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. concerned dem

    Being a democrat it is amazing to see how the Obama supporters love to spin and hate yet wait for hope and change just like their all talk no action candidate does.He would be better off in the Illinois state house and they should send him back when he learns to accept responsibility of his votes,decides to actually cast votes or at least press the right buttons!Maybe old Teddy can help him with that.Obama is now happy to parade with someone whodefines status quo.
    His campaign is as arrogant as the media is stupid in taking in every thing that they dish.I am a Hillary supporter going for McCain if this so called change agent gets our nomination.
    HILLARY 08!
    HILLARY 08!

    January 31, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  12. Gina

    The hype will quickly die when he gets into office and has to deal with the war in Iraq, Afghanistan and possibly a war with Iran and N. Korea. He will have to deal with border security back home and struggling economy. He will also have to deal with healthcare and U.S. dependency on foreign oil amongst other things. And since he is a trainee on the job running the most powerful country in the world, we may be sorry.

    January 31, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  13. checkthisout

    Obama supporters,

    You may need to take a sick day off tomorrow.
    You'll need it. Cos reality will smack you right in the face tonight.

    Don't say I did not warn you !!!

    January 31, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. J.K.

    A wave of hope and inspiration is spreading across America.

    Simply beautiful...

    January 31, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. James L

    Republican for Obama. ... that's what scares me about Obama. ..

    January 31, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  16. Kate

    Obama keeps touting that he has superior judgment but if that is the case then how can he explain the fact that HE GOT INVOLVED WITH REZKO WHEN HE KNEW REZKO WAS BEING INVESTIGATED??? Now he admits it was a "BONEHEADED MISTAKE"- so how can he say that he is the president who will get it right on DAY 1 when this clearly shows POOR JUDGMENT????

    January 31, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Jack ny, ny

    what about National Inquirer? DIdn't endorse him too.
    ___________________________________________________________
    excited January 31, 2008 2:49 pm ET

    Obama Endorsements since 1/30/08

    1. Richard Codey, President of the NJ Senate
    2. Armenian National Committee of America
    3. New York Post
    4. Macon, GA Mayor Robert Reichert
    5. California State Senator Leland Y. Yee
    6. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, CA
    7. Mayor Bob Foster (Long Beach, CA)
    8. State Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach)
    9. Elizabeth B. Moynihan, the widow of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who shepherded Hillary Rodham Clinton as his successor in the United States Senate
    10. Connecticut Congressman John Larson
    11. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D.
    12. Savannah, GA Mayor Otis Johnson
    13. former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    January 31, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. Cheyanne

    I have never been involved in the political process before but, Senator Obama has ignited the fire in me to get involved! I have visited/researched each candidate's website and looked at the issues and their proposals. What I am realistic about is that no matter who becomes president, change will not come overnight. No one can fix in 1-2 years what President Bush has made a mess of in his 8 years in office. I urge all voters to research each candidate's records to see where they stand on the issues to make a determination. The internet has a wealth of information i.e, factcheck.org and I urge you to think critically befor you vote on February 5th. Do not let the media elect the next president of the United States.

    January 31, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  19. Lucas, Nashville TN

    CHA-CHING!

    Now let's turn that into some Clinton-trouncing in these next weeks!

    January 31, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  20. Hillary fan in California

    CNN, you are so biased! When was the last time you had a positive article on anyone but Obama? I am so sick of your one-sided reporting! You people who think that charisma will run the country had better think again! It will take more than that!

    I am black and will NOT vote for Obama – he is not ready for this huge role, but there are so many black people who will vote for him just because he is black. Give me a break! All of you need to wake up and smell something!

    And CNN, do not leave my comment in moderation as you've done so many times before! Learn to take criticism!

    January 31, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  21. Bob

    Wow Tony Rezko really does have deep pockets doesn't he?

    January 31, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  22. B.K.Armstrong

    Ok people-the media bias against Hillary Clinton argument has REALLY gotten old! All the comments like "affirmative action money","quota system" calling him by his middle name,all of that stuff that you Hillary supporters are doing is the main reason people such as myself are donating to this campaign. People who think like you are dinosaurs. Make way for the Obama train!!!! By the way can someone tell Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton there is no room on the bandwagon!! As an African-American man I thank you for your fight in the civil rights movement and beyond but it's a new day!! We don't need "black leaders". We need someone who can lead this country so that our children can have a share of the American Dream and what better example than Sen.Obama.
    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  23. Jared

    Did Delko give poor little Obama some money for MUCH MORE in return????

    January 31, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  24. Jay

    "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!!"

    NO, the taxes from dot.coms balanced the budget (Cisco, 3Com, Intel, etc.), Clinton just road its coat tails...

    January 31, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  25. Dem08

    Republicans are voting for Obama because they are scared of Hillary. I have several friends who admitted they voted in our democratic primary for that reason.They feel Obama is easier to beat.

    Money can not buy and election. If it could Mitt would be the front-runner.

    January 31, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
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