Obama Already Beating McCain ... in the Wallet

Dem, as usual, wins monthly funds race, $32M to Mac's $18.5M
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 3:30 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Barack Obama raised $32 million in April, Politico reports; Hillary Clinton bagged $22 million, and John McCain, now squarely in Obama's general-election sights, brought in $18.5 million. It was a record for Republican, yet dwarfed by what was a rough month for Obama—who also banked $9 million in general-election money to none for McCain, who will accept public financing.

At his current clip, the Democrat seems likely to have well more than $85 million to spend for the fall showdown by the time Mac receives that amount from the government. Obama currently has $47 million in the bank, after raising more than $272 million overall for the primaries, while McCain has $22 million remaining from an overall haul of $100 million.