Sunday, October 19, 2008
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.