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Just reported on MSNBC... I'll link it when there is an official story.

Let's show them that we can keep this train moving!

Here's my pledge: For every person who donates before this diary falls off the Rec List, I'll put $2 in. So, if 500 people donate, I'll drop $1000.

Update: I am gonna change up the pledge a little. I am gonna donate $68 plus whatever the result is below.

Donation Count: 63
Donation Result: $126

FINAL! $194 to Obama!

Obama has raised 52 million dollars in the month of June, after reports that he had raised just 30 million. McCain raised 22 million. Obama now has 72 million cash-on-hand.

Here's the official e-mail from David Plouffe:

Scott --

Keep the Momentum Going

I have some big news we want to share with you.

In the month of June, supporters like you helped raise $52 million. And together with the DNC, we now have nearly $72 million in the bank. That's a very strong financial position to be in.

But we remain at a massive disadvantage to our opponents.

As I mentioned in my video message earlier in the week, the McCain Campaign and the Republican National Committee finished June with nearly $100 million in the bank.

We can't stop now. It's going to take everything we've got to defeat John McCain and his allies in November.

Can you make a donation of $5 now to strengthen our movement for change?

https://donate.barackobama.com/...

I know this isn't the first time we've asked you for financial support, and it won't be the last.

We have developed a strategy -- a very aggressive strategy -- that will only work if our millions of supporters continue to contribute their time and their money.

That strategy will work, and it has to. The stakes are too high and the need for change too great.

But victory is only possible with your continued help.

We can't do this without you.

Thanks,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

UPDATE: The DNC raised $22 million in June. Together, the DNC/Obama coalition raised $74 million in June.

UPDATE 2: I love it when David is wrong, but in our favor. From ye ye ye below...

"The Obama campaign emails to correct David Plouffe's missive to supporters earlier this morning: In fact Obama alone has $72 million on hand; the Democratic National Committee, spokeswoman Karen Finney says, raised more than $22 million last month and has more than $20 million on hand.

In total, the Democrats have some $92 million on hand, to the combined Republican total of $95 million.

UPDATE 3: Something I didn't even think about, from georgia's front page diary...

The stunning tidbit from June's totals is that the average donation has decreased, from around $100 in February to $68 in June.  In other words, while the average amount donated has increased, the number of donations has increased.  A lot.

Originally posted to sharris0512 on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 03:48 AM PDT.

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