September 1st, 2008
07:15 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain camp claims new fundraising record

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - John McCain's campaign said Monday that it had raised $47 million in the month of August – his biggest monthly total to date – nearly matching Barack Obama’s July fundraising figure of $50 million.

The Obama campaign has not yet released his August total.

McCain’s team has said the presumptive Republican nominee has raised millions since asking Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to join the ticket last week.

The Arizona senator has opted to receive public campaign funding, which means he cannot fundraise for his campaign after September 1 – although the Republican National Committee’s Victory fund can continue to raise and spend money on his behalf.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Chris from NY

    It's only a claim. Though it could be true too. Yet I am sure they have spent half of it attacking Obama in August. Claiming he wasn't ready to lead when he has been leading McCain all along eventhough the media has failed to report it. Left with the media McCain would have been crowned the President of this Country before now.

    September 1, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  2. RJ, CA

    Great! Time to make another contribution to McCain/Palin - REAL CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!

    September 1, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. SUE, Michigan

    So the Republicans like a pretty face, big surprise. Let's see what happens this month as all the dirty laundry is aired. Remember, Obama is still pulling in that amount, AFTER his foibles have become public and been hashed out. Plus Republicans knew about the Sept. 1 deadline, so it should have been a huge month for him.

    September 1, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  4. Proud American of African Descent

    He got a subprime loan!!!

    September 1, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  5. cph9680

    Won't believe it till I see it!

    September 1, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. Why?

    Oil profit money

    September 1, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  7. Joshua College Station Texas

    Yes, but who donated to McCain and how much?

    September 1, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  8. Ramesh Shrestha

    Do you think Americans are pack of fools to believe you? We do not believe your tax reports, nor do we believe your campaign fundraising scam. I didn't pay a dime, who did?

    September 1, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  9. Terry from GA

    There is a HUGE difference between 47 million and 50 million. We all know McCain's donations are coming from Big Business and the 527 conservative organizations.

    September 1, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Martha Goudey

    My husband and I are not part of any conservative organization, or big business. We are, however, among those who believe McCain are the best pick and recently donated money to his campaign. There are more people like us than you think.

    September 1, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  11. john maxwell Stonham

    I like CNN but it should reflect the World we are in
    And not the united states
    Only view and have respect
    For real victims the people.

    September 15, 2008 03:16 am at 3:16 am |
  12. john maxwell Stonham

    australia is best investment
    Proposition if your looking
    For stabillity.

    September 15, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |