June 20th, 2008
07:40 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama raised roughly $22 million in the month of May

(CNN) — The Obama campaign said Friday it had raised $21.9 million in the month of May, along with nearly $690,000 in general election funds.

In its monthly campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission, the campaign said its cash on hand figure was $43.1 million.

In April, the Obama campaign reported $31 million in donations. Monthly FEC reports for all presidential candidates are due by midnight.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. Brain

    John mccain is going for public financing because he knows he can not raise as much money Obama can. Bush is helping him in secret dinners in the dark that they don't even allow cameras in.

    Go Obama. I am with you all the way. My daughter has already saved money to contribute to your campaign. I and my wife love you and michelle.
    Go Obamas!

    June 21, 2008 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  2. T&t

    This statement to Hello. That statement you maide about him recieving the money in welfare checks Is ignorent,and un called for since you dont know, Amatter a fact he raise his mone by small donations, and not depending un interst groups you need to get your facts straight

    June 21, 2008 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  3. Frankie

    Good for Obama, go out there and win this election!!!

    Obama '08

    June 21, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  4. Geri

    I hope Obama doesn't expect too much from the Midwest. If he doesnt know (or care), we have been devastated by floods and tornadoes. Maybe he could donate some of that money back to the people that really need it. Bet him & Michelle wouldn't be able to go 5 days or longer with no running water or being able to flush a toilet.

    June 21, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  5. Tara

    How naive , to think that money raised by the Obama campaign is entirely made by small donations.
    Is there a public record and if not , somebody should follow the paper trail.
    What about the $ 28 600.00 a plate fundraiser one of the Kennedy's just gave , you call that small donations.?
    Some families don't earn that in a year.
    Therefore , all this talk about the enormous amounts of money raised and spent is repulsive and borders on obscenity.

    June 21, 2008 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  6. M.S. Indiana

    Seattle Voter, so it is fair for McCain and his league to call obama a boy, but what is Obama called McCain old ??

    Dont worry Obama, you will do much better in june

    June 21, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  7. Gerry M

    “And did I mention that he’s got a ton of money?” Senator Obama is going to raise millions of dollars to beat the funny old party in November. He has got the knack for convincing people to believe in him and to believe that he will do what he has said he will do. Senator Obama is on his way to becoming an icon of the American political experiment in democracy. Obama ’08!

    June 21, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  8. Juicy Fruit

    >> Beverly, NYC June 20th, 2008 4:15 pm ET

    So what is the presidential seal patented or something?

    Cue the PUMA Packer and their "isn't he arrogrant rant 3…2…1…"

    CNN, what happened at the conference, anything ideas of substance exchanged or was the new logo so mesmerizing?


    Oh, nothing much Bev. Obama just smeared all Republicans by calling them racists. You know, nothing too serious.

    And as far arrogance goes, Obama looks to be heading for the championship. His little followers aren't too far behind him either. I would imagine we'll be made to watch Obama's ranting speeches every night, just like Hugo Chavez's. And anyone critical of The Barack will be branded a racist. Barack, and his little friends, are quite the pair.

    June 21, 2008 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  9. OGA

    Is the US presidency for sale? Someone please let me know becos I am interested in competing with OBAMA. I may be able to outbid him.

    June 21, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  10. w.l. jones

    A lot of people see but a few dont accept most of my fellow american having that same feeling about themself as they felt when young JFK worn his democratic party nomination. All we have to do is sit tight and let the Repub. selfdestrutive in the coming month.

    June 21, 2008 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  11. adm

    Jen, CA

    You are very, very scary. I am ashamed to say that you live in CA. Why don't you to go the websites that spew nothing but hate for Obama. You can do that all day long. We don't need this type of hate on this website.

    June 21, 2008 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  12. adm

    Weepy....you are very racist....why does Barack's money have to come from hoods, dope dealers and pimps as you say in your post.? I am white and I support Barack and many other white people do as well. Take your racist attitude oft this blog.

    June 21, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  13. BJ

    If Obama really cared about people, he would donate the money people are sending him to the poor victims of flooding and tornadoes in the midwest, and accept public financing instead. IF he is as fantastic as his worshippers say he is, then he need not worry about November.

    Judging from the people commenting, they probably ARE sending in part of their welfare checks! They call us ignorant, yet they cannot even spell the word correctly. I guess you guys are "investing" in your future with Obama with your welfare checks right? Because you think he will expand the welfare program?

    I have news for you... I WILL NOT PAY for the SLOTHS of society!

    June 21, 2008 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
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