Obama raises $150 million

September's campaign fundraising smashes all previous records to smithereens.


Andrew Leonard
October 19, 2008 4:58PM (UTC)

Smashing all previous records for presidential campaign fundraising, Barack Obama raised $150 million in September.

His previous high had been a paltry $66 million in August. According to the Wall Street Journal the campaign has raised more than $600 million in total.

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As John McCain complained during last Wednesday's debate, it was impossible to sit through a televised pro football game last weekend without being bludgeoned by nationally broadcast Obama ads. Expect more of the same today.


Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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