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. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    So very proud to be one of 2,000,000+

    Time to take our country to new heights!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  2. Stallworth in Chicago

    Ask why? Why does Hillary feel the need to open that wound. She lost, she needs to move on. Too much is too much. Obama has been elected to run, let him run. I am so disapointed in the Clinton's, all 3 of them, you really see their true colors. Makes you glad she didn't win, they didn't win.

    Obama 08

    August 14, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. RyanD.

    One of the 2 mlillion here.

    Obama 08'

    August 14, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. Tejano

    Clinton's name to be placed in nomination..... Will this be a real vote or a sham. Will the delegates be allowed to vote their conscience and
    not be bullied or coerced to vote for Obama. Will the Super delegates vote as their State voted? Those are the questions we as voters need to have answered. Transparency is important for a Democracy.

    August 14, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. Len in Washington

    1. How many donors does John McCain have?
    2. How many donors did Hillary Clinton have?

    There's an old saying.."Money Talks and Bulls**t walks."

    A lot of people are "talking" and won't be ignored.

    OBAMA08

    August 14, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Linda from Prescott AZ

    It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

    August 14, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. Shanee Garner

    The significance of this landmark is clear whether you are for or against Obama: NEVER before have we seen so many "common" and formerly marginalized Americans INVESTED in an election.

    We can try to play that down all we want, but that is a triumph.

    On a side note, let us not forget why there are so many people energized on the democratic side. Our party is progressive and actually had a legitimate woman and Black candidate during the same year–take that you stale republican degenerates.

    August 14, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. Jessica in IL

    Yea! I have personally donated 3 times, and will donate again!

    August 14, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    OLD MAN RIVER MCCAIN WILL START WHINNING ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN GEORGIA AS HE TAKES A SCRIPT FROM KARL ROVE TACTICS OF FEAR. YOU CAN WRITE A PLAYBOOK ON WHAT MCCAIN WILL SAY AND DO NEXT BECAUSE HE IS SO VERY LIMITED IN HIS VISION. OBAMA HAS THE VISION TO MOVE US INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. THANK GOD COLIN POWELL TO SUPPORT OBAMA BECAUSE HE OF ALL PEOPLE KNOWS MORE ABOUT MCCAIN'S INABILITIES AND THAT HE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ON THE WRONG TRACK.

    August 14, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. Bayou Joe

    Has anyone inquired where the donors are located? Are the donations coming from U.S. Citizens or Citizens of other countries which is prohibited.

    August 14, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. Latinos for Obama

    GREAT! I am one of those 2,000,000. Obama brings hope to America!

    August 14, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  12. Vegas

    Barry Soetoro – AKA Barack Obama is done.

    2 Million people wasting their money... so sad

    Once all this Barry Soetoro stuff comes to surface... he's out...

    Obama 08... a Joke nobody can believe in

    August 14, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Chris, Denver CO

    Tammie from Cleveland, your blatant racism adn inability to spell donors make me sick! I'm among the 2 million and I challenge all Obama supporters to not just write checks (which is great) but to get involved with the campaign by volunteering. I recently got started and it is a lot of fun!

    August 14, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. Bobby, Triangle, VA

    "Obama is God-like" and McCain is a "old insignificant man".

    Way to go Mike!! I couldn't agree with you more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    August 14, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  15. dormar

    She need to to stop this HRC is wrong for doing this

    August 14, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  16. Black Turth

    Checks in the mail! on the way to 3 Million and beyond!

    August 14, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  17. Jerry in Boston

    How many of these people and how much money has come ILLEGALLY from foreign donors?

    Why the media silence on this?

    August 14, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  18. Internet Argument Winner

    +1

    August 14, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  19. Dave

    Chris,

    Somewhat true, but Democrats outweigh Republicans by about 10 percentage points in most polls, thanks to George Bush and Co. Just an FYI.

    August 14, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  20. Mike, TX

    Charlotte,

    Will you please get off these blogs. You are so annoying and never have anything intelligent to say. Yes you are definitely a republican!

    August 14, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  21. Veteran for Obama

    Go Obama. A candidate like you only comes along once in a lifetime. A breath of fresh air and an great inspirer. You have gathered more excitement in your candidacy than any other candidate for president ever. I will donate more so this country can regain some of its lost respect and dignity over the last 8 years. Thank you.

    August 14, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  22. Houston, TX

    YES WE CAN!!!!!! SEE YA AT THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!

    OBAMA 08/12!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  23. Boston For OBAMA

    Let the truth be told...........OBAMA 08

    August 14, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  24. roger dowdle, lockhart, Tx

    Politicians are typically loyal to, and favor those who contribute to their election. McCain is obviously loyal to corporations- as evidenced by his economic and tax policies. Obamo too, will be beholden to his donors- the american people!! Also evident in his economic and tax proposals.

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  25. A NATION OF WHINERS for OBAMA

    GO OBAMA !!

    GO AMERICA !!!

    GO WORLD !!!!

    YES WE CAN & YES WE WILL !!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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