August 18, 2008
Obama Raises $51M; McCain $27M
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The presidential campaign of Barack Obama says thatthe Democratic candidate raised more than $51 million in July.
Obama's campaign began August with $65.8 million on hand, according to a statement the campaign issued Saturday in Chicago.
On Friday, the campaign of Republican candidate John McCain said the presumed GOP nominee had raised $27 million in July. That was McCain's biggest monthly haul since clinching the nomination.
McCain reported having
$21 million available to spend.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe says that 65,000 new donors contributed to the Obama campaign and that more than 2 million now have given Obama money for his presidential bid.
McCain's campaign says it has logged 600,000 donors.
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