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. Rob indetroit

    They [RNC] call us whiners, now we know who the real elitist are. obama 08.

    July 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. mitchell martin

    jimmy velman-i guess the fear-tactics have worked on you.there is no proof iran is producing nuclear weapons.in fact, our own intelligence has recently said the same .but,just as they did before 9/11 and before our invasion of iraq,the mcbush party refuses to listen to our own intelligence.instead they 'out' our operatives,and force our own agents from their jobs,because they dont provide them with the intelligence they want.i know you must be a sensible person,why cant you see this for yourself,instead of blindly following the people who have made iran stronger and wealthier with the destabilization of the middle east.we are in the current situation with iran because of bush.

    July 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  3. What if?

    TO Tejano July 10th, 2008 2:54 pm ET…………Another one who don't get it, think for ONE moment. Call and talk to some of the parents of sons and daughters whom had to watch their children being buried for a war that has proven to been a mistake from the beginning. Maybe if you attend several of these funerals you will have a change of heart and mind. I’m sure McCain as your Commander in Chief of another Country, you will be just fine. We the people that are degusted about the past leadership of the republican party, WILL VOTE Obama as our Commander in Chief......At least without McCain, we will know from the start Obama will not have a stack of IOU's to Bush, Oil companies, Wife and all those others who will be expecting to reap more power and money.

    Hispanics not Hispanos, and they will support Obama, Clinton and Obama's agenda's are very similar to what we need after such a bad administrate team dominating the White House for the last 7+ years.

    July 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Reasonable Observer

    Could it be that the Republican side has been motivated by Obama's presumed financial advantage after opting out of the public campaign financing?

    July 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  5. Susan "Hussein" from Scotts Valley, CA

    Bayou Joe:

    It's called always working for something better. It's why we always want a better life for our children no matter how blessed we might have been in our own lives.

    This is EXACTLY why Obama opted out of public financing. It's not just the 85 million McCain will get but also the RNC and the 527s.

    July 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  6. John

    To Leslie

    No, The money came from extremely hard working go getters.....The Liberals should try it it really pays the bills :0). Oh look I found another $20 in my front pocket

    July 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Ken

    Hey, all you toothless right-wing red-staters, PLEASE send more money to the RNC and Jonn McCain...send all you can, and then more.

    I do a dance of joy at the thought of your money going down a black hole, never to be seen again.

    Just some payback for me, for the erosion of my economic position during the Bush years even as I've tried to keep my family's head afloat.

    Just as you idiots who voted for Bush in 2000 didn't deserve to partake in the previous economic successes of the Clinton admin., we who DIDN'T vote for Bush didn't deserve the all-too-predictable resulting economic strife.

    July 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  8. Disgusted

    That the DNC doesn't have as much cash shows failure of leadership for the Democratic party. Having a Madison Avenue created candidate who has never run a biz or a bureaucracy never been in the military, keeps "regretting" his actions, and throwing away his early positions while "moving to the center" in record speed only makes the DNC look even more hypocritical.

    July 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. Puffin

    Yes, Republicans are loaded with cash while the Democrats worry how to pay for Clinton's debt and how to cook 'green hamburgers' at the Convention.

    July 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  10. Drew from Green Bay, WI

    I love Sen. Russ Feingold, but I have to respectfullly disagree with him. The public financing system is broken for even the general election. Limiting the amount of money a candidate can spend does nothing if you don't limit other spenders such and the RNC and DNC, not to mention all the independant groups out there.

    July 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  11. Jessica, FL

    That won't last long. As soon as Hillary stops being a deadbeat and pays her debt, I will send Barack more money.

    Obama 08

    July 10, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  12. Carl

    I have a comment and a question.
    I am a Republican and I don't like G.W.Bush , his father or Juan McAmnesty.
    However I will not VOTE for Obama either.
    For those of you that will, you had better get a good grip on you wallet.
    My question is ,Do you really think that tax's will ONLY BE RAISED on those making $250,0000 a year,WRONG.Once a Democrate gets into office everyone's tax's will be raised.Be very afraid of what you wish for.


    July 10, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. lulu

    BO's going to need all the money he can get, especially for his testicular operation.

    July 10, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  14. Geanie, MD

    All that wasted money for McCain. Someday he can tell his grandkids how he almost became the president.

    OBAMA 08, 12

    July 10, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. Ben

    Let me guess: When Obama is dominating in cash it is because he is a new kind of politician, changing the way things are done and making the world a better place. When McCain is ahead, it is because he is a money-grubbing jerk who would sell his children for a buck.

    July 10, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  16. Tracie, MN

    Barack would have more money if Hillary would pay her debt off.

    July 10, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  17. K.C. Orlando

    McCan't now pay you debts

    July 10, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. tom, boston

    that's exactly why you'll be thrown out of washington into prison,

    come november.

    and you'll be stripped stone broke of your ill-gotten money.

    July 10, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  19. Former HC Girl

    I wrote a check last week and will write another this week. It is so refreshing to find that Nobama is not the one with all the money now. He spent and spent and still could not beat Hillary in PA, SD, IN, OH etc etc.
    All his money will not buy him the election.

    July 10, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  20. D&D

    They are trying to me news by saying something to get people's attention...sorry papy, we both know who's going to win these elections, and I'm not talking about you!

    July 10, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  21. VAGOP

    Feel good speakes and saying anything to get your vote is not the mark of leadership and has not place in the white house. This is what Obama respresents. Being resolve in your decsions and understaning that is a new world order and a global ecomony are the traits Jonh McCain will bring to the white house. Americans need to understand and realize that this country is not hated for a war in Iraq, but for what we represent to all the oppressed people aroung the world and the people who are doing the oppressing do not want the oppressed to look up to see such a simble of hope and freedom. Obama I fear will not defend this freedom that we as americans so foolishly take for granted. In case you forgot as the inscription reads on the Korean War Memorial.." Freedom is not Free".

    July 10, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  22. Ellen, MS

    John's money did not come from millions of donors, like Barack's campaign. The rich can buy McCain and keep him in their pockets, what else is new.

    We on the other hand, will support Barack and take our country back.

    IT WON'T WORK--America belongs to the people.

    OBAMA 08 !

    July 10, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |


    July 10, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  24. Thomas, Illinois

    Let's see how that goes after Gramm's comments....

    July 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  25. Hispanic For McCain

    Hahahahahah you Liberal Dem BOZOS John McCAIN WILL be the next President of this Great Country. Hispanic people will vote for McCain. Just ask the Hispanic community that are not from Liberals Dem that McCain will win the Hispanic Votes. The Puertorican, mexican, Cubans, Colombian, Dominican, and the rest of the Hispanic Community will vote for McCain!!!. McCain will win FLA, MI, PA, OH, and the rest of the Big Ten States except IL that McCain will win!!!!

    To all my Brothers and Sisters the Latinos and Latinas open your eyes very wide!! OBAMA is a fruad, Flip Flops on everything!!!!! NO BAMA

    Hispanic for McCain

    July 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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