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Barack Obama Raises $150 Million in September Alone

Today Barack Obama and John McCain must file their September fundraising numbers with the Federal Election Commission; but yesterday, Obama's campaign manager shared some good news with supporters: Barack raised a record of $150 million in September alone.

Perhaps more impressive, the campaign added 632,000 new donors to the cause. The average donation was $86. McCain is busy spending $84 million from the public financing, and the RNC raised an unexpected $66 million in September.

Obama has big plans for the money. He's apparently going to spend $5 million in West Virginia, a state thought to be in the bag for McCain, and he's buying up as much TV time as he can find. While some point to Obama's opt-out of public financing as an unfair advantage, the Obama campaign says they're building a movement for change from the bottom up.


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kythera kythera 8 years
I was one of those that donated last month. And I'm sending another $50 donation this month. Obama/Biden 08
Okay, yes, I cry at the majority of the things you cry about, but not about just meeting people. Not the Beatles or Elvis or the Jonas brothers. No politician, to be sure. They're all, well, politicians. :-) Know what I mean?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Point is choochoo...just cause someone cried when Obama came near them...doesn't mean they're brainwashed or fanatical. Maybe they're just emotional? :)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I'm a crier. I'll admit it! I cried during the Olympics every time the VISA commercial came on...with the sprinter that injured himself and his dad helped him cross the finish line. I cry when I'm angry. Especially when I'm trying to argue my point. I cry when I'm happy. Which REALLY confuses my boyfriend. I'd probably cry if I met Obama. Hell I'd probably cry if I met any potential leader I supported.
I have seen images of people *crying* when Obama comes near them. That is disturbing...even more disturbing than that back-hair pic. *ack* Can anyone explain that?
azulsky azulsky 8 years
Lynne, I was at the rally in STL and I had a similar experience it was a beautiful feeling to be around so many positive people, it's definitely hard describe. I think it's something you have to experience yourself to fully grasp it, it's hard to put into words. The notion that we were all just cattle following a message we didn't understand or couldn't even grasp is absurd. We had to wait (at least in STL) 2-3 hours before the 1st speaker (not Obama) even hit the stage, not including waiting to get in and going through the TSA/metal detectors. We where standing toe to toe with each other. We talked about the issues, our families, the Cardinals/Rams/Blues, our neighborhoods and how Obama became our candidate of choice. They had volunteers signing up people to get more involved. The only person at the STL rally who was a unknown was Ken Morrison a local teacher who introduced Obama. Missouri is called the Show-Me State for a reason, nothing here is ever taken at face value. Obama attracted 100,000 in STL and 75,000 in KC on the same day, it doesn't surprise me that he raised 150 million in September.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I think I just strained my neck on that one.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
We all have monday brain.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Apparently, today is Weird Mental Image Day here! :ROTFL:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Well, we could do like I do with my back in the hot Texas summer. Braid them into cornrows!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
*then again, so do I.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
They shed too much, though.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
That and they can reach the things on the top shelf!
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
This is why the Wookies are well-respected throughout the galaxy.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Ah, I see.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Oh, you are one of those AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH People, aren't you?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Jude, how can you disagree? That is just common sense!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, doesn't do anything for you?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I-am-The-Dude I-am-The-Dude 8 years
That picture is an ender for me. Thanks, GS. The Dude abides.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, touche
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