Obama sets fundraising record

Barack Obama brought in more than the 2004 candidates raised combined.

Published December 5, 2008 3:15PM (EST)

Barack Obama's campaign brought in more than $100 million in the closing days of the election, according to a disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday night. That brings the total Obama raised to $745 million, a new record that exceeds what the 2004 candidates raised combined.

By comparision, John McCain's total, including public financing, was about $320 million. As Jake Tapper points out, those numbers don't include money from either of the party committees; he says that once that is factored in, "we expect the Democrats to have raised closer to one billion dollars, compared to roughly $630 million for the Republicans," giving Obama a total advantage of around $400 million.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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