John McCain nearly matched Barack Obama’s fundraising intake last month, granting the presumptive Republican presidential nominee “a level of parity that would have been unimaginable just a few months ago,” MSNBC says. McCain scored $21.5 million while Obama, whose fundraising slumped to its lowest levels of the year, pulled in $21.9 million.
Obama, who’s running the most expensive presidential campaign in US history, has taken in $287 million since last year, more than double McCain's $115 million. Next week, Obama will meet with Hillary Clinton and her top fundraisers, and then campaign with his former Democratic rival. A Clinton finance official says it would behoove Obama to pay off Clinton’s debt.