Breaking: McCain campaign reports 22 million raised, 94.5 million combined cash on hand. [UPDATED]

Plus 8 million more in State Victory Parties.

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[Note: this information comes from a conference call conducted today by Rick Davis of the McCain campaign. - Moe Lane]

That's about 10 million more than last month, and after large amounts of spending from advertising. 26.7 million cash on hand for McCain, 67.8 million cash on hand for the RNC: it looks like a net negative 5 million for McCain (the aforementioned advertising buys) and a net plus 15 million for the RNC (I've got a call out for their raw numbers).

Obama's turn. 22 million sounds really easy to beat, Barry...

More later.

(Later after the fold...)

The actual total cash-on-hand is somewhere around $102 million (there's another 8 million available thanks to the State Victory Party system). The McCain is aiming for an additional 95 million available by the end of the summer, which does not include public financing. They generally have a 400 million dollar budget for the general election all told, which is... not actually unreasonable, is it? The RNC is a powerful ally in this juncture, as it's not affected by the public finance restrictions - as opposed to the DNC, which is pretty much an albatross around Obama's neck right now.

Speaking of Obama, there have been a number of sites that have been starting to say what I was saying last month: he didn't raise 100 million dollars in June. He didn't raise close to 100 million dollars in June. But if the Obama campaign is worried that they took in less money than McCain did (odd as that is for even me to write) - something which would be an absolute PR nightmare for the junior Senator from Illinois - well, now we have a number for them to match. So release that number, Barack. And the DNC's, too: you're running them these days anyway, not to mention their state groups.

By some accounts, right into the ground.

Moe Lane

PS: Free advice to the Denver city government and Colorado state government? You probably want to enforce a strictly cash in advance policy with the Obama campaign and DNC from now on in. And no personal checks.

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Aw man. Well, I guess they need a little more cooking...
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Especially since the D's just finished their primary and Obama got his "bounce"

So Senator Obama, how did your June fundraising go? I'm going to laugh if Obama flops back to taking public financing.

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I'm going to laugh so hard if he has to take Public Financing.
"I uh... am going to uh... be taking the uh... public uh... public financing because uh... I think it's uh... the... the uh... fairest... way to run this campaign." *rounds of applause* "I uh... beat my wife." *applause* "I ran over uh... my neighbors dog." *whistling* *applause*

:-/

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Thats not so bad for June.

Anybody know if Obama can change his mind for the public financing option?

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fight liberal fascism Let the 527's loose. The NRA has launched a 21+ million dollar campaign to remind the good ole dems that Obama might change his mind again.

When you say:

The McCain is aiming for an additional 95 million available by the end of the summer, which does not include public financing.

What do you mean by that? Did you mean that McCain campaign's goal was to raise 95 million from May to August? Or did you intend to say that right now, McCain campaign's goal is to raise 95 million from July to August?

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Daniel 2:20 And he [God] changeth the times and seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.

...they're aiming for another 95 million net total from now to August. This would be both McCain and the RNC, mind you; and it's the latter that makes this goal even remotely feasible (the RNC has been a machine this election cycle).

The Fuzzy Puppy of the VRWC. I've been usurped!

The best I could find in a couple of minutes googling is the Opensecrets.org. The information at that website is out of date, as it displays only May totals. However, it said that the deadline for reporting May totals was June 20th, so I assume it's probably the samething for June, right?

Could it be that I have tunnel vision or what...? ;)

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Daniel 2:20 And he [God] changeth the times and seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.

I'll note that in the main post.

The Fuzzy Puppy of the VRWC. I've been usurped!

This is what I've been suspecting for a while. Barrry's small donors have been either tapped out or burned out. Just look the the web traffic of his site, you get an idea. The traffic peaked in Feb which correlated to his best ever fundraising month. It did bounce back briefly after he clinched the nominee, but plunged dramatically afterwards.

Barry's wealthy, big donors have simply maxed out.

He needs Hillary's big donors desperately in order to stay alive. Clinton did help him raise a good chunk last night in NYC, but if Barry's big donors are still reluctant to help Clinton out to pay down her debt, I doubt Clinton's 'friends' will be happy to pitch in further.

Barrry is counting on big donors' money.

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Where is the quote? He has since revised that er, adjusted that position. It was what they aspired to.

Lets see;
DC gun ban
abortion
campaign finance
religion
Iraq

Hmmm. What's left?

Oh, and if someone in his campaign made the statement some advice; start looking for gainful employment.

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Exactly how late in June was it when Obama released his May fundraising numbers? I somewhat expect it to be past that date this month.

Yeah, not much wiggle room there. :)

The Fuzzy Puppy of the VRWC. I've been usurped!

Marcus you left out

Jerusalem status
FISA
Jeremiah Wright
deweaponizing space
cutting ballistic missile defense
Jim Johnson
town hall debates "anywhere anytime"
quaint chats with Achmedinijad
lowering taxes

"Small town folks get bitter after which they cling to guns or religion, or antipathy to people who aren't like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment"- Barack Carter Obama

If they have 102 million cash on hand now- that sounds like a lot of money. Doesn't the "primary money" have to be spent before the nominating convention?!

so wouldn't that mean in 7 weeks he has to either spend or lose that money?! and adding another 95 million to that?!!

how come we have seen only web ads from the RNC and McCain- and not actualy TV and Radio ads pointing out Obama's daily flip flops, hypocritical utterances, and gaffes?!!

"Small town folks get bitter after which they cling to guns or religion, or antipathy to people who aren't like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment"- Barack Carter Obama

I think the RNC can spend theirs whenever.

I think right now they're only doing enough to keep Obama from gaining ground. Once the election gets closer and more people start paying attention, we'll probably have ads every commercial break.

Well mostly Obama is working hard right now to get checks to forgive Hillary Clinton's debt and so far the arguments haven't been very persuasive.

And given how the more Obama seems to wreck his own campaign the more he opens his mouth, I'm not surprised more of his supporters are reluctant to give that money back to Hillary: she might wind up as the nominee after all, with a huge war chest that got refunded to her because of Obama's efforts to convey redemption.

Would be if the Clintons have all their debt "forgiven" by Obama supporters writing checks in the interest of party healing, only to watch as Obama continues to flame out and then Hillary get the nod.

Jesse Jackson must be deeply torn right now between the size of the check it's going to take to assuage the Obama campaign for saying he wanted to castrate Barack, and the size of the check it will take to make it up to Hillary.

Choices, Choices...

If his true believers think he is in trouble they may pony up more.(Well not the way he has been stabbing the netroots, but there is another group) Also if he delays giving out the numbers he creates the impression they will be bad, so if they are good it creates the perception of power. (Really too early for this it seems)


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If he really did raise a large amount, he could take over headlines for a week in the slow summer news weeks, which would drive his fundraising even further. This non-story does almost nothing. If he had raised that much, he should have released it on Monday.

 
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