Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Obama Raised $31 Million for Campaign in April (Update1)

Democratic presidential candidate
raised $31 million last calendar month for his primary
election campaign, Federal Soldier Election Committee records show,
putting him on the brink of becoming the greatest fundraiser in
U.S. history.

The Prairie State senator have now raised $256 million for the
primary election, just behind the $262 million taken in by
President in 2004. Obama have already surpassed
the $219 million raised by 2004 Democratic presidential nominee

He finished the calendar month with $37.3 million to pass on the
Democratic presidential nomination, spokesman Bill Richard Burton said. Presumptive Republican presidential campaigner , who
raised $18 million last month, had $21.8 million to spend,
Federal Election Committee figs show.

Obama's Democratic rival, New House Of York Senator ,
raised $22 million last month, her political campaign said.

The Obama political campaign have an further $9.2 million for the
general election that tin only be used if he wins the Democratic
nomination, Richard Burton said.

, manager of Fordham University's
Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy in the Bronx, New
York said Obama's monthly draw was his least this year. Obama
raised $41 million in March.

Running Out of Steam

''There is no uncertainty that Obama is a formidable fundraiser,
but his consumption last calendar month was littler than former monthly
totals,'' Panagopoulos said. ''This is at least one indication
that the Obama money machine may be running, slowly, out of

That machine goes on to be fueled by little donations. The
campaign reported adding 200,000 donors, bringing its sum to
1.5 million. Of April's donations, 94 percentage were under $200,
allowing the political campaign to travel back to those subscribers for
additional funds.

Obama's fundraising art have raised inquiries as to
whether he'll carry through an earlier assure and hold to restrict his
general election disbursement to $84.1 million in federal funds. McCain's political campaign have indicated that he is likely to take
federal funds.

The campaigners are required to register their fundraising
reports for last calendar month by midnight.

To reach the newsmen on this story:
Jonathan D. Salant in American Capital at
Kristin Johannes Vilhelm Jensen in American Capital at

Monday, May 19, 2008

'Snipers' primed in Zimbabwe plot - BBC News

Zimbabwe's resistance have alleged the military is plotting to assassinate its presidential campaigner using snipers.

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Lewis Henry Morgan Tsvangirai postponed a tax return to Republic Of Zimbabwe at the weekend.

He was owed to begin his political campaign to overcome Henry Martin Robert Mugabe in a presidential election run-off on 27 June.

"We cognize there are 18 snipers, and the military intelligence board of directors is in complaint of this," MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti told newsmen in Nairobi.

"Mugabe's military intelligence have compiled a listing of 36 to 40 people to be assassinated. Top of the listing are our leader Lewis Henry Morgan Tsvangirai, myself and our spokesman Horatio Nelson Chamisa," Mister Biti said.

The United States embassador to Republic Of Zimbabwe have warned that post-election force do a just 2nd unit of ammunition run-off ballot impossible.

Opposition and human rights groupings have got got said 100s of resistance protagonists have been beaten up and at least 30 killed since the first unit of ammunition on 29 March.

The opinion political party denies supporting force and states the Occident is trying to demonise Zimbabwe.


According to functionary results, Mister Tsvangirai won the presidential poll, but not by adequate to avoid a run-off with President Mugabe.

MDC protagonists have got got been beaten in rural areas

He have insisted he did base on balls the 50% threshold and so should have been declared the straight-out winner.

Mr Tsvangirai have spent more than than a calendar month outside Republic Of Zimbabwe since then trying to beat up international support.

At the weekend, he had been owed to talk to newly-elected members of parliament from his party, who will constitute a bulk for the first clip since independence.

The MDC leader had also planned to turn to a major mass meeting in Zimbabwe's 2nd city, Bulawayo, on Sunday.

Last year, Mister Tsvangirai was treated in infirmary after being assaulted by police.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Obama takes super-delegate lead - BBC News

Democratic presidential campaigner Barack Obama have overtaken his challenger Edmund Hillary Bill Clinton for the first clip in blurbs from super-delegates.

Four super-delegates - political party and elected functionaries - pledged to back up Mister Obama, including two who previously supported Mrs Clinton.

Mr Obama also have a strong Pb in delegates won in state primary election and caucus votes.

The Democratic super-delegates expression set to make up one's mind who wins the nomination.

Added to the nine who came out in support of Barack Obama on Friday, he now have a slender border of super-delegates.

'Likely nominee'

Mr Obama won a convincing triumph in Tuesday's North Carolina primary; while Mrs Bill Clinton narrowly won in Indiana.

Six more than states throw primary elections before the Democratic Party officially declares at its nominating convention in August who will take on presumptive Republican campaigner Toilet McCain.

The nearly 800 super-delegates automatically go to the Mile-High City convention and can vote for whomever they choose.

Mrs Bill Clinton held a monolithic Pb in super-delegate support before the party's first primary in Ioway in January.

But a twine of wins for Mister Obama have convinced many of them to come up out in his favour.

On Friday, former Democratic United States presidential aspirant Toilet Jonathan Edwards said that Mister Obama is now the party's "likely presidential nominee".

But he stopped short of actually endorsing Mister Obama.