PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America


Obama Announces Historic Grassroots Support

258,000 donors over the course of the campaign Ė in the second quarter alone, 154,000 donors raise at least $31 million in primary dollars

CHICAGO,IL -- Today, Obama for America announced record-breaking grassroots support.  In just the second quarter, more than 154,000 donors gave the campaign at least $31 million in primary dollars alone, for a total of at least $32.5 million including general election funds.

"Together, we have built the largest grassroots campaign in history for this stage of a Presidential race.  We now have hundreds of thousands of Americans who are ready to demand health care for all, energy independence, and an end to this war in Iraq.  Thatís the kind of movement that can change the special interest-driven politics in Washington and transform our country. And itís just the beginning," said Barack Obama.

"Every day over the past three months, over 1,500 Americans have made clear to Barack Obama that they believe in his vision for our country by contributing to his campaign," said Penny Pritzker, Obama for America National Finance Chair.  "I am glad to be a part of the more than 258,000 citizens of this country who are already united behind Barack's vision for our future."

Second quarter totals:
Primary dollars raised:  at least $31 million
Overall dollars raised (with general election): at least $32.5 million
Number of donors: over 154,00

Total 2007
Primary dollars raised: at least $55.7 million
Total number of donors: 258,000



For Immediate Release
July 1, 2007

Contact: Obama Communications