Obama raises $31.3 million in April

A lot of it comes from small donors


Farhad Manjoo
May 21, 2008 4:55AM (UTC)

Just as Hillary Clinton was about to take the stage following her victory in Kentucky, Barack Obama's campaign released its fundraising numbers for April: He took in $31.3 million, and he expanded his base by 200,000 first-time donors to the campaign.

The Obama money-machine looks unstoppable. Ninety-four percent of his donors gave less than $200, meaning they've probably got a lot more cash to dole out should he need it to battle John McCain.

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More than 1.4 million people have given to Obama so far, with an average donation of $91.

The campaign says it has $37.3 million on hand for the primary election, and $9.2 million more for the general.


Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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