What Is the McCain Campaign Bragging About

WASHINGTON, (RUSHPRNEWS) JULY 14, 2008-The McCain campaign is bragging that they are out-raising and out-spending us. They had their best month ever in June, and combined with the Republican National Committee, they now have more than $95 million in cash on hand. With this massive fundraising effort, they claim they’ve been out-spending us 3-to-1 on TV ads over the past couple months.

Unfortunately, when it comes to collecting giant checks from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs, McCain and the RNC do have a lot to brag about.

They are raking in huge donations from those who want to keep Washington just the way it is. And they are pulling ahead in the money race.

To compete against these big money interests in all 50 states, this campaign is relying on you.

We need to respond to the McCain campaign and show them how presidential campaigns should be funded — by ordinary people like you giving only what you can afford.

I recorded a short video in my office about what we are up against and why now is the time to step up and make your first donation.

Watch the video and make a donation of $25 now:

https://donate.barackobama.com/stepup

As much money as they already have, this is just the beginning.

On top of their current $95 million in cash on hand, the campaign has said they expect to raise another $95 million by the end of the summer.

Based on their record so far, they’re good for it.

They know that the big money interests will continue pouring millions into McCain’s campaign, the RNC, and shadowy outside money groups — whatever it takes to stop our movement so they can hold on to their influence in Washington.

It’s going to take unprecedented resources and organization to compete against this broken, entrenched system.

Together, we’ve created the largest grassroots movement in history, and your efforts have put us in a position to build a campaign for change in all 50 states. Now, we need your help to keep us in a strong position at this crucial moment.

Watch the video and make your first donation of $25 to help this movement take on John McCain and the RNC:

https://donate.barackobama.com/stepup

Together, we have already accomplished so much in this campaign. But we cannot take it for granted.

This grassroots movement won’t just happen on its own. It’s up to you to make it happen.

John McCain and the RNC are committed to stopping us — and they are prepared to raise and spend as much as they can from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs.

We must let them know that this time, the election won’t be bought by big money interests. And that a campaign of grassroots donors can overcome the entrenched Washington powers to bring about the change we need.

It’s up to you. Own a piece of this movement by making a donation of $25 today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/stepup

Thanks,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America