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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Obama Raised Mind-Blowing $150 Million in September

I can hardly wrap my mind around how significant this is. Owing, I suspect, in large part to John McCain's terrifying pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate, Obama raised $150 million in September, which more than DOUBLED his previous record of $65 million:

Campaign manager David Plouffe, in an e-mail to supporters Sunday morning, said the campaign had added 632,000 new donors in September, for a total of 3.1 million contributors to the campaign. He said the average donation was $86.

The Democratic National Committee, moments later, announced that it raised $49.9 million and had $27.5 million in the bank at the start of October. The party has been raising money through joint fundraising events with Obama and can use the money to assist his candidacy.


Jamo said...

Perhaps equally impressive is the 632,000 new donors. This late in the game, that shows how the movement continues to grow.