PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America

More than Half a Million New Donors Contributed to the Obama Campaign in August, Bringing August Total to Record Monthly Total of $66 Million

Obama campaign has more than $77 million on hand
CHICAGO – Senator Barack Obama’s campaign announced today that more than half a million new donors contributed to the Obama campaign during the month of August, bringing the total raised for the month to over $66 million and the cash on hand to more than $77 million.  More than 2.5 million people have contributed to the campaign.  
“John McCain says that he’ll take on the special interests and lobbyists, but McCain can’t fix a problem he’s been part of for three decades. The 500,000 new donors to the Obama campaign demonstrate just how strongly the American people are looking to kick the special interests out and change Washington.  We are proud of the millions of volunteers and more than 2.5 million donors to the Obama campaign who are contributing to help us deliver the change we need instead of letting John McCain just continue the same failed Bush policies while middle class Americans struggle,” said David Plouffe, campaign manager of Obama for America.
September 14, 2008
Contact: Obama Press Office