McCain's $22M June Is Best Month to Date

Mac, RNC have $95M on hand
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2008 5:13 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks with media.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – June was John McCain's best fundraising month yet, the AP reports, with the Republican bringing in $22 million; the perennially poorer candidate now has $27 million on hand. The Republican National Committee also had a good month, bringing in $26 million; the two camps together have $95 million in the bank.

McCain's campaign manager projected that between the $84 million the candidate will receive in public financing and funds the RNC will have, there will $210 million to spend after the convention ends Sept. 4. Meanwhile, a Pew poll shows McCain with half as many supporters (14% to Barack Obama's 28%) who felt “very strongly” about their choice.