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Obama Raises $52 Million in June

By on 7.17.08 | 8:57AM

So much for the idea that the delayed announcement suggested a weak haul. The Obama fundraising phenomenon continues. Remember, McCain only raised $22 million in June.

David Plouffe emails:


Philip --

Keep the Momentum Going I have some big news we want to share with you.

In the month of June, supporters like you helped raise $52 million. And together with the DNC, we now have nearly $72 million in the bank. That's a very strong financial position to be in.

But we remain at a massive disadvantage to our opponents.

As I mentioned in my video message earlier in the week, the McCain Campaign and the Republican National Committee finished June with nearly $100 million in the bank.

We can't stop now. It's going to take everything we've got to defeat John McCain and his allies in November.

Can you make a donation of $5 now to strengthen our movement for change?

https://donate.barackobama.com/junenumbers

I know this isn't the first time we've asked you for financial support, and it won't be the last.

We have developed a strategy -- a very aggressive strategy -- that will only work if our millions of supporters continue to contribute their time and their money.

That strategy will work, and it has to. The stakes are too high and the need for change too great.

But victory is only possible with your continued help.

We can't do this without you.

Thanks,
David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


UPDATE: The Weekly Standard questions whether Obama's burn rate makes his June haul less than it's cracked up to be, while Matt Lewis notes $20 million of funny business with Plouffe's announcement.
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