July 10th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
15 years ago

McCain campaign: Republicans have double Democratic cash

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/10/art.mccainmoney.ap.jpg caption="The McCain campaign says it has $95 million cash-on-hand."](CNN) - On a conference call with reporters, the McCain campaign said it has $95 million cash-on-hand, with most of that money - about $67 million - held by the Republican National Committee. Campaign manager Rick Davis also said McCain was outspending Barack Obama on the airwaves by a wide margin.

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soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. Nick - Arlington, VA

    this is why Barack opted out of public financing....this would have been happening anyway and he would be unable to compete financially.

    July 10, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. CW4Barak

    Don't waste too much of it bashing Obama and his family....cus YOU ARE NOT STEALING THE ELECTION THIS YEAR!

    Go Obama!

    July 10, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Tony

    Amazing. And they're still going to lose handily.

    July 10, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Abby

    Thank you for motivating us to give. Writing a check now. Won’t the democrats here join me? PUMA hold the comments.

    PU 🙂

    July 10, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. jamaal kansas

    I am sending Barack Obama 50 dollars right now i will cut off my arm if a Republican wins the White house this year pleas join me and helping the democratic national commitee and barack obama

    July 10, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. joemarsh

    John McCain is too old.

    July 10, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. What if?

    OK, Let hear it McCain and Clinton supporters whom complained about Obama spending during the primary.


    Obama 08

    July 10, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. mitchell martin

    of course.it all comes from lobbyists ,pacs,and corporations and big oil, halliburton,blackwater,and everyone else who loaded their pockets with our childrens money,while they pillaged our nation!

    July 10, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. KRC, CA

    anyone surprised by republicans buying an election? or that all the money is with the RNC, because the limits on donations to them is TEN TIMES the limit on donations to candidates?

    July 10, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. Puma=Republicans Posing as Democrat Bloggers

    Where'd it come from – the oil industry?

    July 10, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. Barack the Vote in RI

    Of course he is....especially with all the "closed door" fund raisers using lobbyist money as well as Cindy's zillions........and he's STILL behind in the polls.

    July 10, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Pam, WI

    He still wont win!

    Obama 08

    July 10, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Matt in Florida

    McCain has the name recognition, dramatic hostage narrative and apparently now he has the money, but he is still behind and will stay there because Obama's demeanor and policy ideas are superior. Obama will win this election with a wide electoral margin and a popular vote margin of 5-10%.

    July 10, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. Code Blue

    Looks like CNN put McCain's head on Bush's body in this picture. What's going on?

    July 10, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. jen

    And this statement was put out to divert the attention of CNN from Gramms earlier remarks in which he called America a country of "whiners". Do not worry McCain Camp CNN has already done the work for you and nearly buried the earlier story. Even Fox News gave the Gramm comments more coverage. CNN / The John McCain Network....

    July 10, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. saga4obama

    wow so much for Obama BUYING votes like so many said when Obama pulled out of public finance.
    i guess Obama was right again, the public finance system as it is is flawed...ie. McCain's campaign found a loop hole which allows the RNC access to unlimited funds. seeing how McCain has some 59 lobbyist running his campaign it is not hard to wonder where the money came from...but who knows, may be all of those lobbyist and special interest groups contributed to McCains campaign because they where being nice...with no "favors" expected in return.
    who's America in McCain running for? i mean the hardships we are experiencing are according to Gramm...in our heads...right?
    john McCain...experience you've seen for the last 8 years

    July 10, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Tejano

    We will bury the Obama train. Hispanos will not support Obama.
    We love our country and we will contribute to McCain so that our sons and daughters fighting for your freedom will not have Obama as their
    Commander in Chief.

    Semper Fi.

    July 10, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  18. not important

    Sure and that money came from big banks and oil companys? McCain, UBS and Phil Gramm? McCain should change his name to Mclobbyist. Plus Cindy McCain is rich.

    July 10, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  19. Tommy Lee of SC

    McSame couldn't buy enough votes to win this election no matter the campaign war chest amount.

    After 8 years of bad economics under this Bush and after remembering 4 years of bad economics under the father Bush–Americans will not be fooled again by this Bush clone.

    July 10, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  20. Chris

    McCain is outspending Obama on the airwaves – because now is the only time they'll be able to compete. After the conventions McCain will be at a significant $$ disadvantage. Obama is still raising more and barely trying.

    The Dems are waiting for the right moment... this doesn't mean the GOP is doing better.

    Remember, Obama plans for a race, not a sprint. Remember super tuesday?

    July 10, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  21. Scott Hughes in Atlanta

    that's good to know. I'm sending Obama another $25 today. As a matter of fact, I'll send him $25 a week til the Covention. I pray the rest of his supporters will do the same.

    July 10, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  22. Teddy California

    Really? Did Obama campain release the figures yet? I heard Obama's campain is advertising in more than 20 states and most of them are Republican states and should be spending more money on the air waves than McCain's campain. Obama decided to be out of public financing. He must know he can raise tons of cash.

    July 10, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  23. Loretta from California

    I had wondered why I wasn't hearing many complaints from the McCain camp of late.


    July 10, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |

    Liars. That's Cindy McBotox's Money.

    July 10, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  25. Tori, Oregon

    Can you give it to us that are suffering from our own "Mental Recession?"

    July 10, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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