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. cph9680

    Sounds like McCain suffers from the same delusions as Hillary did

    July 10, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. KE

    If the Democratic Party wants to win, put Hillary on the top of the ticket. We don't know who Sen. Obama is. The Democratic Party better not mess up Denver convention and a roll call.

    If the fix is in (BIG TIME), the DNC will skip a roll call at Denver convention. Then, that will be big news.

    July 10, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Tim

    At first I thought Obama had enough cash to compete, but it appears that I am wrong. I'm going to send my donation NOW!!!!!!! I can not afford another republican in the White House.

    July 10, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  4. Rusty, Portland

    That's right –uh huh-Obama is going to have money trouble later-
    telling his supporters to pay off Hillary's debt was a big mistake--
    these people are losing their homes to foreclosure, paying $4+ for gas, paying higher food prices, and he has the nerve to ask them to bail her out; a multi-millionaire in her own right--

    This proves he's just another slick politician who cares nothing about the people–

    July 10, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. Caycee

    It's important to have double the funds to promote "double-talk".

    July 10, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. MLH

    They are going to need every penny – after all they are having to sell themselves to a 'nation of whiners' in the midst of a 'mental recession.' They ought to spend some of the money on a new co-chair or a roll of duct tape.

    July 10, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. Arnie, NY

    Obama is losing more "white" support every day--the polls show it clearly, especially in the South--this will severely damage his fund raising and kill his election chances in November-

    July 10, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  8. Bitter - New Orleans, LA

    Obama leads the polls because there are far more (FAR MORE) uneducated voters in america than those who know how to see past the bs and rhetoric of Obama. Even more so this year.

    More people voting is not necessarily a good thing...

    July 10, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  9. Jeronimo

    Gee, that's great... triple that and you're still a few million short of common cents.

    July 10, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. Angry in Va

    Out spending Obama won't do you any good McCain. There is no way your going to make it to the white house. Go back to Arizona and retire

    July 10, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. tpage

    HA! I love all you ridiculous fools proving Grahm's comment right...you're a bunch of whiners! All anyone has to do is plug into this ridiculous website and read what the "progressives" are saying. I'm glad my checks to our next president are paying off and can't wait to come back to this site in November and listen to all you guys whine some more. Keep it up Johnny!!!

    July 10, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  12. KE

    Obama candidacy is too costly. He still didn’t win places where he outspent his opponent.

    July 10, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  13. mitchell martin

    you'll be wasting that money for nothing after what dr. 'phil' called americans.we are this country!not you and your wealthy elitist friends in the oil business.

    July 10, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. aware

    McCain 08 – the only wise choice! 🙂

    people are getting to know the great pretender, Obama, who mocks everyone. He thinks all Americans are stupid. He doesn't just pick on Blacks or Hispanics. He picks on those bitter...Whites too! 🙁

    After all, no one should have the audacity to question the great one with his wealth of experience at obfuscation and manipulation.

    Obama has absolutely no moral center or core principles!

    July 10, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  15. JONNA

    let the old fart spend it up, he won't remember where or how to find him way home.

    July 10, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  16. Michelle

    Obama has done nothing to help the poor.
    He is a pretender.

    He didn't even help the poor in his own Chicago district.

    July 10, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  17. Reality Check Richmond Virginia

    I would hope so..........the Filthy rich did pretty well under the current administration, so you would think they would give back.

    July 10, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  18. Bibek

    I am so glad Obama opted out of public financing.

    July 10, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  19. Belle2

    I suppose the picture of John and Cindy McCain with this article is intended to make us think of Cindy McCain and her money instead of contributions of cash to McCain and the RNC. These subtle little triggers to manipulate my thoughts will not work.

    July 10, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  20. Cynthia - Arkansas

    Why can anyone question why Obama declined public financing? Obama is a smart man and knew what was coming. If anyone had paid attention to any past election, the Republican fatcats always fund their campaigns. Bush's contributors have made HUGE profits under Bush, and have already bought McBush. People better wake up! If you can make any sense out of what McBush is trying to say, it's plain scarry! He makes Bush look smart!

    July 10, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  21. Patrick Henry, Fort Myers

    there goes the theory that the Republican Party would not be able to compete with the DNC on donations for the general election.

    Too bad there aren't more people contributing and joining the Libertarian Party. We might have a real chance to make some changes. It's doubtful that either Obama or McCain will make any meaningful change from business as usual in Washington.

    July 10, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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