Opinion: With June’s haul, Obama’s campaign has raised nearly $340 million


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Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign raised $52 million in June, his campaign manager said this morning -- not quite a campaign record. The Illinois Democrat’s White House bid raised $55 million in February, during the party primaries.

But it’s still more than twice the $22 million that Republican rival Sen. John McCain raised during June.

However, the Republican National Committee, which is backing the party’s presidential candidate with its own resources, also had nearly $68 million in the bank -- a combined treasury that the Obama campaign was mindful about today in reporting its own June haul -- and immediately asking for more from its 1.5 million-plus donors.


Our colleague Mark Silva has more details in the Swamp.

-- Andrew Malcolm