August 15th, 2008
09:40 AM ET
14 years ago

McCain camp announces new monthly fundraising record

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="McCain set a new personal fundraising best in July, says his campaign."] (CNN) - John McCain’s campaign said Friday that he raised $27 million in July – his best monthly fundraising haul yet.

The total bests his $21 million total in June, the presumptive Republican nominee's previous best. “This is now the fifth month in a row that we have exceeded the month before in terms of total fundraising,” said campaign manager Rick Davis on a conference call with reporters.

Barack Obama’s campaign has not yet announced its fundraising total for the month of July. The campaign has reported it pulled in roughly $52 million in donations in June.

Listen: McCain campaign manager Rick Davis lays out the details on a conference call with reporters

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  1. Tired of the Nonsense really takes alot of "work" to ask your rich, ex-mistress for campaign funds (as well as use of the private jet)......good job mccain!

    Anyone dumb enough to send this guy money is a few cards short of a full deck the Bible says:

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

    August 15, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  2. Marge Hibbing Mn

    So if obama is connected to the little guy and the little guy is going broke just where in the heck is obama getting all HIS money. I think it is time CREW asked the government to do a thorough search of just where obama's money is coming from. Of course we all know Chicago gangster rezko and Iraqi gangster auchi financed his State and Federal runs for the senate. The press did report on that and obama SAYS he returned the money.

    August 15, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. hey you kids get off my lawn

    how much did charles keating contribute?

    August 15, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. dave in texas

    i heard obama got 700,000 plus from oil shouldnt he give it back to them ?

    August 15, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. BR

    Oh, but the Messiah keeps getting money from those on welfare, Hamas, Hezzbolah, and others. Glad to see my tax dollars are paying for somes food (food stamps) and now they can donate their free money to someone who will give them more. Huge shocker I know.

    August 15, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  6. good for usa

    mccain 2008.

    good for him

    mccain 2008

    August 15, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  7. Will, NJ

    In John McCain's 26 years in office, what has the man accomplished? He's had years to push legislation for all these things he's promising, but only now when he needs votes he says he'll do it. It seems he has no plans other than to fly a plane full of money and drop it on Iraq.

    August 15, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  8. CM

    Well he did work one weekend this month so thats gotta count for something right?

    Wouldn't be surpised if Obama also breaks all records these past months as well. The McCain false attack ads are serving to mobilize the donors on the Dems side.

    Doesn't matter though, when Johnny takes the public financing he'll be stuck with hard fiancial limits. Obama on the other hand is not taking taxpayer's money but rather accepting donations from those willing to give and will have far more to fight the smears.

    Just look and see what happens to all those 'GOP strongholds' come Nov. Alaska is already polling as leaning blue along with a few other states. Check it out yourself if you don't belive me.

    August 15, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  9. Firefighter/Paramedic

    Firefighters for Obama!

    August 15, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  10. Jon in CA

    Did someone just say that Obama flip flops and McCain doesnt?! They all do.

    McCain changed his mind on Offshore Drilling (he was against it for over 15 year).

    McCain changed his mind on Immigration reform in order to win his parties support.

    McCain changed his mind on the corrupt and un-christian Christian Coalition that he once attacked and now is buddy buddy with.

    Over 60% of soldiers who donated to a presidential candidate donated to Obama. Rather than be here in the good ol' USA and decide who has the best ideas for foreign policy, try going out there. Ask THOSE guys, and they are supporting Obama.

    McCain has openly admitted he knows nothing about the Economy. He fired his top Economic advisor (because the guy is a jerk).

    A President is who they surround themselves with, not just the guy running. McCain is surrounding himself with crooks and lobbyists. Even if you like him, his entire cabinet will be crooks.

    Obama is HARDLY a liberal. He is against gay Marriage and thinks Democrats should be more open about religion to name a few.

    He is a Moderate leaning left. With big ideas and he doesn't play the negative campaign that is the only reason McCain is still alive in the poles.

    August 15, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. Sweetie

    This Lifelong Democrat will NEVER send money to the Democratic Party that destroyed Democracy again.

    All my money now goes to McCain!

    Proud McCain Democrat!

    McCain 08

    August 15, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  12. Mary (Texas)

    AWESOME!!! For you Obama air heads – at least McCain does not have to rely on a guy like Tony Resko for money!!!!

    McCain 08

    August 15, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  13. McJoke

    Was in Washington for 26 years and is pulling only 26 million?

    August 15, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. Barry Soetoro

    Stopped giving money to campaigns...

    Am buying "The Obama Nation" this weekend... good read I hear... nice insight on Barry... should be a best seller.

    August 15, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  15. Clinton/McCain

    I better make my donation before it's too late. Remember, McCain kept his word with respect to relying on public financing and Obama didn't.

    August 15, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  16. Scott, Wichita

    Joe in StL August 15th, 2008 10:15 am ET

    Obama's campaign just topped 2,000,000 unique donors.

    This is a campaign powered by the people.

    That is .66% of the population of the US, and 1.6% of registered Democrats (working from the numbers given by the Democratic Party for the number of Registered Democrats in America)

    This does not seem to be "powered by the people"
    Especially since .65% of the population of the US are Millionaires...

    August 15, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  17. Billie Olson

    As a lifelong Republican I'M VOTING FOR OBAMA. McCain is too scary and tied too much to lobbyists. And yes he has accepted earmarks despite his outright lies otherwise. Look it up. It's not hard to find out. ExxonJohn should never be trusted with the Whitehouse. Go OBAMA!

    August 15, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  18. Deme

    Why can't we all just get along?

    August 15, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  19. Anthony

    Let's see: 2 million REGULAR, EVERYDAY, HARDWORKING AMERICAN PEOPLE who make less than $250,000 decide to give an average of about $25 to Obama. And John McCain gets some $27 Million after overtly (for some of you narrow-minded people it means Purposely, right in your face) Lobbying for Nuclear Power Plants and Off-shore drilling with no sign of mentioning "Responsible Development" of either. Our 2 million Trumps your $27 million any day. And ah, for the Hillary Supporters, I think Hillary is great and made history. But it's like an old song, "A Change is gonna Come- -Oh yes it is". And for the people that forget- -History was made By Obama too! With his 18 Million PLUS Voters!

    August 15, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  20. Not fooled by distractions

    Do you think the lobbyists and corporations will miss their money?

    Your best is Obama's worst, but it if makes you feel good gramps.

    August 15, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. tedious898

    I really appreciate and love all the Obama supporters. Do you realize we're fighting a 3 front battle. McCain, Puma's, Current Admin.

    August 15, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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