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Old 07-10-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Default McCain fundraising up.... Obama sets the stage with excuses

McCain has best fundraising in June, $22M - Yahoo! News (broken link)

McCain
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain raised more than $22 million in June, his best fundraising performance of the year, and ended the month with nearly $27 million cash on hand.

Campaign manager Rick Davis said Thursday that McCain and the national Republican Party together entered July with about $95 million in the bank. The Republican National Committee, which has been raising money jointly with McCain, collected nearly $26 million in June and had nearly $69 million on hand, officials said.

Davis said McCain and the RNC expect to raise a combined $95 million by the end of August. After that, Davis predicted the combined party and public money available to advance McCain's campaign in the fall would total about $210 million.

Obama
Obama's campaign officials would not discuss their finances. But spokesman Bill Burton noted that Obama has more than 1.7 million donors and that, unlike Obama, McCain is getting help raising money from federal lobbyists.

"We ... are simply not surprised that John McCain and President Bush have been able to raise millions of dollars for the McCain campaign last month, much of it from Washington lobbyists," Burton said.

Obama has proved to be a prodigious fundraiser, but the Democratic National Committee has had far less cash on hand than its Republican counterpart. At the end of May, the RNC had $53 million cash on hand to the DNC's $4 million.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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The DNC and Obama are too busy making wasteful decisions to set up a stage show for their propoganda in a football stadium....very wasteful with their money, and it goes to show what they will do with my tax dollars if they make it to the White House.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Hmmm. When will the press start pestering them on releasing the figures?

I'm guessing 15-18 mil.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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Pretty good haul for Mac, considering his base is not even behind him yet.

Maybe it's all those disenfranchised Hill&Bill supporters.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Pretty good haul for Mac, considering his base is not even behind him yet.

Maybe it's all those disenfranchised Hill&Bill supporters.

The McCain/Bush juggernaut gathers momentum...

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Old 07-11-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Obama made a big mistake not accepting public financing for the general election. McCain can't raise a lot of money like Obama, but the RNC can raise a lot more money than Obama and DNC combined.

Obama, don't count your chickens before they are hatched
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Hmmm. When will the press start pestering them on releasing the figures?

I'm guessing 15-18 mil.

Well you might be off a bit:

TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Report: Obama May Have Raised $30 Million In June
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:49 AM
 
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Only $30 million?

What about the $100 million a month the media has been talking about the last couple of weeks?

What about the $500 million he was expected to have for the entire campaign?

At this rate he will be lucky to raise $150 million for the whole election.

Obama totally overestimated what he could bring in, now that people are finding out that he is just a typical politician, an inexperienced one at that, people are no longer buying his hope and change rhetoric, especially after he voted for FISA (he said he was going to vote against it when he was running against Hillary)

Obama, the RNC has been playing this game for a long time, this shows that you are really new to the game.

The Republican Party is full of rich folks----they might not like McCain, but they still want lower taxes, something they can't get under an Obama's administration, so they will still give large sum of money to the party to help McCain.

Obama, if you don't raise at least $300 million, you will be toast.

You should have accepted public financing, this might, perhaps, be a big strategic error on your part. You just assumed that all the Hillary fat cats would just jump ship and support you, big mistake! In the primary, you said that she was being funded by rich people, but you were being funded by small donors. Well, let us see how well that will workout for you.

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Old 07-11-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Only $30 million?

What about the $100 million a month the media has been talking about the last couple of weeks?

What about the $500 million he was expected to have for the entire campaign?

At this rate he will be lucky to raise $150 million for the whole election.

Obama totally overestimated what he could bring in, now that people are finding out that he is just a typical politician, an inexperienced one at that, people are no longer buying his hope and change rhetoric, especially after he voted for FISA (he said he was going to vote against it when he was running against Hillary)

Obama, the RNC has been playing this game for a long time, this shows that you are really new to the game.

The Republican Party is full of rich folks----they might not like McCain, but they still want lower taxes, something they can't get under an Obama's administration, so they will still give large sum of money to the party to help McCain.

Obama, if you don't raise at least $300 million, you will be toast.

You should have accepted public financing, this might, perhaps, be a big strategic error on your part.
I've never heard the 100 million figure but I have seen where the Obama campaign hopes to raise in the vicinity of 50 million a month. There has been a natural lull since he clinched the nomination, things should pick up again as we near the convention.

BTW, for all those "rich folks" in the GOP, how come McCain can't do any better than 22 million?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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Only $30 million?

What about the $100 million a month the media has been talking about the last couple of weeks?

What about the $500 million he was expected to have for the entire campaign?

At this rate he will be lucky to raise $150 million for the whole election.

Obama totally overestimated what he could bring in, now that people are finding out that he is just a typical politician, an inexperienced one at that, people are no longer buying his hope and change rhetoric, especially after he voted for FISA (he said he was going to vote against it when he was running against Hillary)

Obama, the RNC has been playing this game for a long time, this shows that you are really new to the game.

The Republican Party is full of rich folks----they might not like McCain, but they still want lower taxes, something they can't get under an Obama's administration, so they will still give large sum of money to the party to help McCain.

Obama, if you don't raise at least $300 million, you will be toast.

You should have accepted public financing, this might, perhaps, be a big strategic error on your part. You just assumed that all the Hillary fat cats would just jump ship and support you, big mistake! In the primary you said that she was being funded by rich people , but you were being funded by small donors, well let us see how well that will workout for you.
What people dont understand is that Obama was flush with cash before, because he was competing against the Clintons. With all of the Clintons racial garbage, sexist garbage, back door deals, trying to sneak around and lies that were going on, people were donating in droves to beat the Clintons.

Now that we're down to Obama and McCain, and McCain is so far to the middle, and even left on some issues, most people dont really care which one wins.

Yes, Obama should have taken the matching funds because he'll have a good month during the convention, then it'll die off afterwards unless he continues to do stunts like hold fundraisers in stadiums so the lemmings can go buy beer and he can continue to get free press from it.
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