June 5th, 2008
01:10 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain raises $21.5 million in May

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/05/art.mccainmoney.ap.jpg caption="McCain set a new personal fundraising record."](CNN) - John McCain raised $21.5 million in May, according to his campaign - his best fundraising month to date.

The Arizona senator's previous one-month best was $18 million in April. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers says the campaign currently has $31.5 million cash on hand.

McCain still lags far behind Democrat Barack Obama’s one-month record: in February, the Illinois senator raised $55 million.

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  1. Faith Halperin - Fla

    "MIKE D": You must be very young. VIRTUE alone will get you nothing in this world, only in the world to come.

    June 5, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    To Preston...

    If you think Hillary Rodham Clinton is a socialist you're wrong!!

    But those former democrats who are changing stripes will be voting. They'll just be voting for the Libertarian Candidate Bob Barr.

    Government needs major change and neither of the major parties are up to the taks because of alliances to the social/business special interests (even if they do not collect a check from them–they're still taking PAC money–A la Obama).

    Let's start really fresh. Bob Barr-2008
    Return freedom and liberty to Americans–and get the federal government out of our lives and wallets.

    June 5, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. the Lorax

    Hillary's supporters would cut of their nose to spite their face. Don't they realize that if they vote for McCain they will be voting against everything HC was trying to acheive? I don't understand why any intelligent person would have such a visceral spite-filled reaction to Obama. It can be only be racism.

    June 5, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. Mish

    If the hillary backers vote for MCSame let them wallow in their own misery and more of the same misery America has had for the last 8 years!!!!
    oh and dont be shocked when he brings in another draft
    your kids might not be going to college but heading to WAR

    Down with the war monger MCBush!!!!

    Obama 08

    June 5, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  5. rice, bryan

    thank you daddy bush, and big oil.

    June 5, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. stacked deck

    I'll take McCain over the puppet Obama.

    But will cast my ballot for the most qualified- but screwed by her own party- candidate.

    Exercise your freedom and right to vote- write in HRC

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  7. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    My daughter raised more than that by selling Girl Scout Cookies!

    Hey, maybe that's an idea. Someone tell McCain! 🙂

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. s.boat

    Halliburton Was Probably A Big Contributor! Some People Make Tons Of Money On War, While The Ones Actually Doing The Fighting Go Off To Face Death! BRING OUR TROOPS HOME AND GIVE THEM THE CARE AND BENIFITS THEY DESERVE! Mccain Has Voted Against Our Troops Many Times And I Will Vote Against Him And His Hundred Year War!

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. fred the good one

    and I forgot to UPDATE:

    real americans voting for Mr. Obama (keep watching the S´s):


    the rest, That´s you, for the martian: twelve

    By the way, Google: Mc Cain Rhinestone Hero
    ythe (your true hero exposed)

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  10. Andy- Fresno,Ca

    He will start getting Hilary supporters!!!! I'm one of them!

    Go McCain!!!!!

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  11. They are all republicans

    That Lynn person is the same republican that is always posting on these blogs she voted for Hillary and will now vote for McCain. She is a GOP just like the rest of the people like her that claim to be a disenfranchised democrat. dont be fooled people

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  12. Sue

    Obama raised a lot of money in small contributions from poor folks; those people could have better used it to buy bread, gas, etc for themselves. Obama has raised your hopes of money for everyone; don't believe that. The President of the US cannot give everyone the equal amount of money. Americans have to WORK FOR WHAT THEY GET.

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. Mark, Berwyn, PA

    Maybe you should report that most of that money came from his wife and her family, not voters who matter.

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. O-blah-ma

    Obama was a champ when it came to fundraising.... too bad he had to spend it all against Hillary .. HAHAHAHAHAAA

    He may want to save a few dollars when Rezko gets him indicted for the fraud land-deal used to by Obama's home.

    June 5, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. unions are not stupid

    Hey JJ you might want to put that far off and wild theory of your into practical thought. The states you listed all these Muslim people living in notice he lost those state kinda puts a big hole in your idea huh? New York, CA, IL yes he lost those states in the primary and I have news for you there are Muslim people living in every state in this country. Why don't you stop fear mongering Muslims are not a threat extremist are just like pastor Hagee or Rush Limnut they are so far off the deep end that they have no idea what they are thinking!

    June 5, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. unfair election

    Vote for Obama- and send the Democratic party, the DNC and all future candidates the message that cheating is a way to win.

    Vote for Obama and condone, approve and reward a campaign of deception, propaganda and hate.

    Vote for REAL change and a TRUE democrat.

    Vote for Hill by writing her name in.

    June 5, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
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