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. Cynthia

    I think it is wonderful that Senator Obama has made it to the 2 million mark and am looking forward to this number going even higher. I hope that his going along with Senator Clinton's name be placed in nomination for party unity does not backfire on him. I don't trust the Clintons and am sure that some of the delegates owe the Clintons favors from back in their hayday. I sure hope that the delegates are smarter than that and know that if they give it to Senator Clinton it is a guaranteed win for Senator Clinton and you will see Anybody But Hilliary campaigns launched in 2012 to make sure that she does not win.

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. Mike, TX

    Tammie from Cleaveland,

    WAH WAH, do you know how much of your tax dollars have gone to support killing thousands of innocent people in Iraq? You are a pretty dumb and racist person. God forbid if people are helped out instead of being treated like slaves hey!

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. pat C.

    i am grateful to be one of the 2mill that have donated. this shows the world [and the clinton pum's] that we put our money where our mouths are and take care of our candidate. why can't these so called clinton worshipers do the same thing for their precious candidate? why because these people just want to create trouble for the country and could not care less if we the obama supporters will end up having to pay this womans debts off. i am so proud to be an american voting for barack obama!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Houston, TX

    INDEPENDANT VET YOU SIR ARE A HATER!!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Jim

    Hey PUMA PACT, it's called DEMOCRACY!!! If you think your gonna overthrow the will of the people you have another thing coming!

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. Shari, NY

    All we are saying is give peace (and smart) a chance!

    August 14, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  7. TerryDo--Puma +40

    "Hillary said her voters need to be “heard,” whatever that means."

    What that means is basically their was a tie and like in any sport, whenever their is a tie, and you need a definite winner, you have a play off.

    Thus Senator Clinton’s name placed in Nomination in the First Roll Call is equivalent to a play-off.

    If the delegates have a closed vote and Hillary wins then the true voices of Americans will have been heard and if she loses the same answer applies. We need this final game!

    It is not about having the last laugh; this is serious business we are voting for the next President, the leader of a country that is look upon as the most powerful country on earth.

    There are wars erupting constantly, the economy is in disarray and the dependence of oil with countries that are fundamentally opposed to America is ludicrous, especially when we have more than enough oil to supply the world.

    WAKE UP AMERICA. WE NEED A LEADER OF SUBSTANCE, INTELLIGENCE A LEADER WITH SOLUTIONS, A LEADER WITH EXPERIENCE, AND A LEADER WHO HAS THE BEST MENTOR (EX-PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON) AND WHO IS CAPABLE OF LEADING ON DAY ONE!!

    OUR FUTURE PRESDIENT HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON,

    COME MEET AND JOIN US IN DENVER FUTURE PUMAS!

    August 14, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Scott

    I think Republicans have got to lay off the experience arguement. It is foolish and shows an ignorance of history. How much experience did Lincoln have? One term in Congress... What made him the nominee? Speeches. And that's only one example of how "experience" really doesn't matter.

    August 14, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. Brett

    i learned that from other source that it is fake.. read inside the obama's website of their FINE WORDS (10 pts of font) read it again. FAKE!

    August 14, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. saved

    Obama should be our next president – let's show McCann what we are really made of. Let's make certain our young people get out and vote if they want their nation back from the oldies but goodies!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Barr '08

    Things younger than John McCain:
    ALF
    Howdy Doody
    Area Codes
    FM Radio
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
    Automatic Car Transmissions
    His latest wife who injured herself SHAKING HANDS!!!

    Vote for a presidential candidate NOT endorsed by the worst president in American history!

    McCain was a traitor in Vietnam!!

    His foreign policies are based on Wikipedia!!

    Ask Cheney, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft how valuable experience is!!

    Get off my lawn!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  12. Tejano

    Hey Obama my country is not for sale. All your money and Hillary still stands tall, does that send a message. Middle America AKA conservative Democrats, Indendents and Moderate Republicans will not vote for you. Thanks to Hillary you have been exposed. The media will not get you elected.

    August 14, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  13. john

    CNN Ticker=Obama

    Today's Ticker headlines have 8 stories – 7 mention or are about Obama and 1 about McCain. Good thing Obama is on vacation...

    Doesn't anyone else get frsutrated by this?

    August 14, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. Ez

    I am proud to be one of the 2,000,000.

    yes we can be better than yesterday !

    August 14, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Never before have so many, paid so much, to sell themselves out.

    Good work Obama–you tipped the scale.

    One thing is clear about our "in-touch", "connected", "savvy" generation of youthful voters–they no longer require a candidate to demostrate: consistency, factual information/data, and possess a legacy related to their agenda in order to become President.

    In no other society in our worlds history–have so many lost sight of their own heritage, and willingly forfeited up their rights to liberty and property for a higher cause than themselves. Let's hope Obama and those who come after him will protect those rights.

    August 14, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  16. Monica

    YES WE CAN!

    August 14, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  17. Bill Tampa

    Why is it that CNN keeps blogging positive things about Obama and none about John McCain?.........Oh I forgot, there isn't anything positive to say about Panama McSame!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Keep it Positve Dudes and Dudettes!!!!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  18. Jim

    We the people. Proud to be a part of the democratic party. No more republican con jobs. Real change is on the way.

    August 14, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  19. Say it Loud

    Movement of the people by the people willing to own a piece of the campaign! It is unstoppable and those running smear campaign will eventually drown in their smears! 80% of American voters know that they are beind fooled and come November will let them know that they will never by into the same old smear tactics. It will be payback time in a big way!!!!

    August 14, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  20. Sue/PA

    Very Proud to be one of those 2 million small donors!!!

    Obama 08/12

    August 14, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  21. joe

    Proud to be 1 in 2 million strong!!!

    McCain has said NUMEROUS times he does not support the gay lifestyle, also saying he does not stand for gay adoption, even if it means the child stays in an orphanage instead of getting a family who loves him/her.

    Remember that high school, when McCain stated "No, I don not support gay marriage and civil unions." And the kid, to his credit, said "I came here looking to see a leader. I DON'T."

    Face it. McCain's first option whenever there is a problem around the world is war and force. So why does that give him an "edge" in "foreign policy" over Obama? It's ridiculous!!

    OBAMA 2008 AND OBAMA 2012

    August 14, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  22. Abby

    Nick, that is untrue. I know. Sales from t-shirts are not counted as donations in any campaign.

    August 14, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  23. KC

    Tammie From Cleveland
    You are very naive.

    August 14, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  24. Dr.Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    WE LITERALLY HAVE TO COME TO THE AID

    OF OUR COUNTRY. MCSENILE WILL SELL

    US OUT TO THE LARGEST BIDDERS AS BUSH

    DID, IF GIVEN THE SLIGHTEST OPPORTUNITY.

    OUR GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME NOTHING BUT A

    CORRUPT PACK OF WOLVES TAKING OUR NATION APART.

    August 14, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  25. unity

    'Independant' Vet – What do you mean Obama may now have enough money to go back to school?? He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law. Maybe you ought to go back to school to learn how to spell...

    August 14, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
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