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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, July 21, 2008

Obama got $25 million in one day?

Do I believe this?
After locking up his party’s presidential nomination, Barack Obama’s fundraising operation came roaring back to life in June, generating more than a million dollars on five days, including a whopping $25 million that came in on the last day of the month (June 30.)

Two points. 1) That would seem to indicate that June was only a little better than average until that last day, (did they put out a call?,) and 2) That's more than McCain raised the entire month.

UPDATE: (HuffPo) The big Clinton donors still aren't donating to Obama. Her top 300 bundlers donated only $20,000 to Obama in June.


  • Is it possible that this is a coordinated effort by bundlers -- holing of on passing the funds to the campaign to create a newsworthy statistic? For example, if someone contributed $50 through a donation portal like ActBlue on 15 June, did ActBlue hang on to the dough until 30 June just for dramatic purposes?

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:23 AM  

  • Good point. It definitely looks odd.

    My first thought was that the campaign was looking at an average/good month and tried to kick it up at the end, but that would have leaked, and the size and coordination would have been impossible.

    Your theory is much more plausible.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 11:02 AM  

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