The $750 Million Dollar Man

The final fundraising numbers for the Obama came out today. According to the New York Times Obama and his campaign raised over $750 Million Dollars for the 2008 election. That was more than both candidates in the 2004 elections raised together. The amount was a combination of millions of small donations as well as some hefty donations from celebrities, and other multi-million/billionaires. I know Oprah was a huge supporter donating both time and money to the campaigns. At the end of the elections he still had over $30 Million left. I’m not suprised that his capaign employees recieved payment in a resonable time and even recieved pretty good bonuses. Usually after many campaigns due to excess debt can barely afford to pay volunteers. John McCain ended the campaign with $4 Million but had $4.9 Million in debts.

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