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
steam.''

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

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