Obama Shatters Records With $150M Sept.

Brings total to more than $600M
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 19, 2008 8:49 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses the crowd during a rally at the Liberty Memorial Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Kansas City, Mo.    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama scored $150 million in September, he said today, a monthly record that brings his fundraising total to another record topping $600 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The previous monthly record was Obama’s $66 million in August. Those figures give the Democrat a big leg up in TV advertising in battleground and typically red states.

The campaign "added 632,000 new donors for a total 3.1 million donors to date," it said in a statement. "The average donation for the month was less than $100. The average contribution for the campaign is $86."