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. okumu-ringa p a /kampala, uganda

    i am impressed by the enthusiasim in 2008 usa presidential elections
    and i wish the american people all the excitement the candidates can
    generate in terms of substative and core issues which are important
    for the welbeing of the graet nation.

    however, if i were an american citizen of a voting age i would have surpported the pressumptive nominnee, sanator barack obama.
    good luck to the american people. 10/07/2008

    July 10, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. Peter E

    Now let the liberal hypocrisy-fest begin! When Obama reports record fund-raising then he's 'the voice of the people.' But when republicans gather cash, (also mostly from small donations actually, but CNN never report that) then they're being 'corrupt and buying the election?'

    July 10, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Joe Bloggs, Haiku, HI

    Awesome! Now they wont be able to whine – like Hillary did – that Obama is only winning bc. he has more money. McSame – no amount of $$ can hoodwink the American people from the fact that you are a grumpy old man who sacrificed his maverick integrity by selling out to the so-called 'conservatives.

    July 10, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Ted

    Spend away. You'll still lose.

    July 10, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. Peter E

    So when Obama outspends his opponents 2-1 in adds he's 'the voice of the people' but when McCain does it he's 'buying the election, letting the money talk?'
    Hypocrisy alert!

    July 10, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. George N.Y.

    You have to know McCain doesn't have all the LIB networks working for him 24/7. Trying to convince me Obama is the next JFK . If he is remember JFK cut taxes !!!! Not raised them.


    July 10, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Cynthia

    McCain and the Republicans are going to need this and more for them to even try and win with the state that our country is in.

    July 10, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  8. David Bakody

    Boys oh boys don't we all feel good knowing that every time we all fill our gas tanks a good chunk is going into the GOP war chest. And should they win then they simply raise gas prices to get it all back to boot!

    July 10, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. atypical

    he needs to!

    July 10, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. Ken

    Well, well...I guess Obama didn't fall for McCain's trap. McCain was trying to push Obama into the public finance system, when he knew his back was going to be covered by the flush RNC.

    I just gave another $50 to Obama.

    July 10, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    This is no surprise...the Republicans continue to offer government of, by, and for the wealthy. The rest of us are S.O.L.

    July 10, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. An American

    Hey RNC, you will need a lot more money than that, call Saudi Arabia.

    Check the polls, your money spending ain't working.

    Obama '08

    July 10, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. Peter E

    I remember last fall when Obama supporters were harping on Hillary's fundraising and spending how corrupt she was 'buying the election.' Then when Obama got ahead, even outspending Hillary 2-1 then they characterized that as 'showing leadership, representing the will of the people.' Now that McCain is finally catching up in spending they're back to whining about money in politics. I wonder how many times they will change their minds before election day. Oh wait, they aren't changing their minds. They're very consistent... in applying double-standards.

    July 10, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. Rob

    What we learned from the Primaries: Who has more money wins. That is America.

    McCain should kick Obama's butt.

    July 10, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  15. Rob


    one more thing: dont complain that this money might come from Oil Industries. There was a lady that wanted to punish the oil industries and get the money back from them (tax cuts, subsidies, etc). but you voted against her. didnt like the idea, didnt ya? now, dont complain about what you voted for !!!

    Rob from NC

    July 10, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  16. TONY

    McCain should put that money to better use. Feed the starving, pay down on the bottomless, out of control debt that the Republicans have put the country in, etc.

    Gee Cindy, why not write the old man a check and be done with it?

    July 10, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  17. Steve

    HA!! Doesn't appear to be helping. Obama's lead just grew in the lastest PEW poll.

    I guess alot of us "whiners" want a President who will actually do something about the economy other than cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans.

    Obama 08

    July 10, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  18. Stephanie

    Hey CNN, what happened to Phil gram Story. Why are you so biased these days? Trying to move to right? Even Fox has reported Phil gram's story. Trying to be substitute for Fox is not "Trusted name in News".

    July 10, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  19. major Payne

    Republicans and "Big Oil" go figure they'd get lots of money from them.

    July 10, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Helene

    Cindy to the rescue !!! The Stepford wife is rich and must have helped.

    July 10, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  21. MDB

    Hey Look, here is a whole page of Obamoron whiners right here. Until you kids figure out how the system works you won"t accomplish anything. This is what happens when you send a boy to do a mans job

    July 10, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  22. RJ, CA

    Good news for selecting someone experienced genuinely "vetted" as president this November. The DNC couldn't have screwed up more royally than they it did this time - selling the party down the river with an unknown, know-nothing, psycho-babbling candidate. As a former Clinton supporter who contributed hundreds of dollars to her campaign - this is what the party will get from me in the next solicitation return envelope: A SINGLE PENNY! And sorry, Hillary - regardless of what you now have to say to please those corrupt party bosses - the difference between you and Obama is HUGE - and NOT acceptable. My money and vote now go to John McCain.

    July 10, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  23. jamaal kansas

    outspending him on advertising but i change the channel everytime one of his Lying ads come on Republicans Ruined the United State. Thanks Mcshame and Bush

    July 10, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  24. Issie T.

    I cannot believe that there are people stupid enough in this country to vote for someone like Obama – the man has no experience, and only has the same old far left liberal ideas from the '60s and '70s that did not work back then and will not work now – this country is facing too many dangers and challenges to put someone like Obama in the White House. Obama only has the equivalent of 144 working days in the U.S. Senate – he is extremely naive and inexperienced to be President. And I actually want a President and First Lady who actually love our country and Obama and his darling wife are not it!!!!

    Obama will lose the election.

    July 10, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  25. Franky

    No offense to the RNC but my boy could compete with you guys, not the DNC. The DNC could barely raise money for themselves. But go ahead, use your "connections" RNC....

    July 10, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
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