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Ear to the Ground

A $52-Million Month

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Posted on Jul 17, 2008
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As Barack Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, said in an e-mail to Obama supporters, the campaign has developed a “very aggressive strategy” that requires aggressive fundraising efforts as well. Judging by Team Obama’s tally for the month of June, those efforts are quite literally paying off.


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Senator Barack Obama raised $52 million in June, his campaign announced Thursday, recording his second-best fund-raising month of the year through an aggressive mix of small and large contributions that produced more than twice the amount raised by Senator John McCain.

After becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee last month, Mr. Obama also helped the Democratic National Committee markedly increase its fund-raising to $22.4 million in June. Together, the Obama campaign and the party have about $92.3 million in the bank, which is slightly less than Republicans, who began July with about $95 million.

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By jersey girl, July 18, 2008 at 4:37 am Link to this comment

Here we are, on the brink of economic disaster and these two political shills are bragging about who has the most millions?

Anyone who sends either of these phonies a penny needs to have their heads examined.  Most americans are trying to figure out how to keep from losing their jobs and houses and yet the campaign for corporate greed goes on.

Disgusting.

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By troublesum, July 18, 2008 at 12:45 am Link to this comment

He has single handedly destroyed public financing of elections which is why he is getting more corporate contributions than McCain.  Public financing was the last best hope that the public would have a say in government.  He’s a corporate lap dog.

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By cyrena, July 17, 2008 at 8:51 pm Link to this comment

Good work for the team. Just goes to show how desperate Americans are to escape the final death throes. Folks might be too broke to pay attention, after this nearly 8 year GRAND HEIST…but that instinct for survival is strong. So yeah, we’re coming up with our last 50 cents. Better than taking a chance on the lottery.

The odds are far better.

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By Bat Guano, July 17, 2008 at 5:13 pm Link to this comment
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Sure, no corporate donors will want any return on the millions given to elect either D or R sock puppet.

SOS, different year, different puppets.

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By Issywise, July 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm Link to this comment

He raised and spent $50 million dollars more than Clinton and beat her by a nose—pulling in an obscene $265 million in campaign investments….er, donations before May 1st.

Who here believes he hasn’t sold his political butt to every available bidder?

Combine that with him replaying the same progressive message that we’ve heard from every “new kind of politician” since 1968: that he won’t play the “game,” even as he’s playing it; and that he’ll change the rules in Washington DC even as he gets fully vested into them.

New kind of politician my fanny!

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