August 14th, 2008
11:40 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama camp reaches two million donor mark

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/14/art.screen.cnn.jpg caption="The Obama campaign has surpassed 2 million donors."](CNN) — Barack Obama's campaign announced Thursday that it had set a new campaign fundraising record, reaching the two million donor mark with more than two months left until Election Day.

“Today we achieved something amazing - 2,000,000 donors owning a piece of this campaign,” read a message on the campaign’s Web site. “In the face of John McCain’s low road tactics, it's more important than ever to keep our movement growing and show the power of millions of grassroots supporters coming together to work for change.”

In an e-mail to supporters Monday, campaign manager David Plouffe said he hoped a backlash from a television spot from John McCain’s campaign that painted Obama as a celebrity would help the campaign reach that mark by the party's convention at the end of August, just six months after the campaign topped one million donors.

"Two million donors is an incredible number — a number that was previously unimaginable for presidential campaigns," he wrote. "And it's a number this campaign never dreamed we could reach before the convention."

Obama surpassed one million donors in late February. As of the end of June, the most recent fundraising figures available, Obama had raised nearly $340 million for his presidential bid.


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soundoff (275 Responses)
  1. Susan

    I am happy to be one of those 2 million donors. We cannot stop now. Everyone must work hard to make sure the Rethuglicans don't win in November! At least Obama's money comes from real people, not just big oil and corporations, lobbyists, and special interest groups as McCain does. OBAMA 08!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  2. Docb

    YES THIS IS HISTORIC BUT I AM STUCK ON THE CLINTON ON THE BALLOT,

    GUESS WOLFIE CLOSED THE COMMENTS BECAUSE THEY WERE 90% AGAINST CLINTON...

    I CAN NOT IMAGINE WHY SHE WOULD WANT TO HAVE VIDEO OF HER LOSING TWICE!!!!

    This caused by a blindly ambitious woman? and a few hundred rabid supporters!

    SHAMELESS

    GO OBAMA!!

    August 14, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. Charlotte

    I guess they can all apply as his personal army. Is the United States now a Kingdom? Obama hopes it will bring, "Peace in the Kingdom?" How arrogant can one man be? I look for him to refine that little gaft soon..King Obama will not get my vote. I will write Hillary on my ballot in November

    August 14, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. NEVER OBAMA

    Too bad. But I don't believe all the money came from little donors. TOO MANY of Americas enemies want obama to win this election and they will stop at nothing.

    August 14, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. Veterans for Obama and Ex-Republicans for Obama!

    Great news for America!

    August 14, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    The tide is turning...Our long national nightmare is almost over...

    August 14, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. Bill

    And it will only get bigger! We're finding any Hillary or McCain supporters and offering them $50 each if they will guarantee they vote for Obama. Since we can vote by mail here in OR, it will be simple to prove who they are voting for. We have a fairly good sized pool of cash that we raised at local events, so we will ensure that Obama wins here in Oregon. Others should try this, it works great! BJack

    August 14, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  8. Dee Jay a young black republican

    and the dumb people say that the media picked obama....
    the people picked him... thats why he has 2000000 donors

    lets go obama.... you are best for this country

    August 14, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. Pat Riot

    The interesting thing about a 'Movement' is that it has a beginning and an end. But a Revolution...well ask Ron Paul!

    August 14, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. ladymack

    America knows Obama is something special! I have never donated to a campaigne in my life, but now I not only donated, I am also working to get him elected as President of the United States!

    OBAMA '08

    August 14, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  11. Judgement over experience

    And I am PROUDLY one of the 2,000000

    August 14, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  12. CW, PSL

    WAY TO GO AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING TEAM!

    August 14, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  13. Naomi, Texas

    Let's get to it! 🙂

    August 14, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  14. TESAP;SAVANNAH, GA

    PROUD TO SAY I AM ONE OF THEM.................

    August 14, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  15. OBAMA SUPPORTER IN IOWA

    YEAH!!

    55 year old professional white woman for Obama

    August 14, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. RM

    WAY TO GO...I WILL DONATE EVEN MORE, NOW!!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  17. Quincy

    Yes..Yes ..Yes ....Yes we Can ....si si si si se puerde!!

    No one can halt this movement, Generation X , Y and Internet Generation are taking what is ours to make the world a greener , safer and saner place.....

    Baby Boomers go retire ..McCains go home !!!

    August 14, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  18. Latina for Obama...NJ

    and Im proudly part of that number!!!!

    GO OBAMA GO!!

    August 14, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  19. Mike

    I am tire of the one sided press coverage. The first 5 blogs right now have to do with Obama, all pretty positive. The media is trash. This election is being decided unfairly by the press. The media's message is "Obama is God-like" and McCain is a "old insignificant man".

    August 14, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  20. wycliffe, NJ

    Lets go for 3, 000, 000 in a months time.

    OBAMA FOR THE PEOPLE

    August 14, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  21. Lisa

    Amen to your Amen, I too am proud to be 1 in 2 million strong!!!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  22. Excuse me Mr McCain

    here that train a comin' John. It is not the McCain "ain't straight talk" express. It is the voices of Americans saying we want our country back.

    Mr. Obama/ Ms. Pelosi – here is your chance, I pray you take greater care then the republican establsihment did when they had their shot this last 8 years.

    August 14, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  23. Elaine

    I'm not surprised. John McCain should have learned from the Clinton primary that going negative only makes the Obama supporters support him more.

    So my message for you John McCain is, keep going negative in your speeches, your town halls, and your television ads. All you are doing is showing the American people how petty and jealous you are.

    Instead of concentrating on the issues that are important to the American people, you instead concentrate on Obama by painting him in a bad light. Well, look how well that worked out for you!

    August 14, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  24. DB

    Way to go OBAMA! YES WE CAN AND YES WE WILL WIN IN NOVEMBER!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  25. Lensa

    This means 1 out of every 150 Americans has invested on Obama's bid for the Presidency. Amazing!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
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