(AFP) – Oct 19, 2008
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Democrat Barack Obama more than doubled his fundraising record with a mammoth September haul topping 150 million dollars to use in the final stretch of his White House campaign, aides said Sunday.
In a video message to supporters, campaign manager David Plouffe said Obama now had more than 3.1 million donors each contributing on average less than 100 dollars.
"Because of your great generosity we had a record-breaking September," he said as he prepared to file the month's fundraising figures with the Federal Election Commission.
"We are going to report tomorrow to the FEC that we raised over 150 million dollars in September which has allowed us to run such a strong campaign in all of these battleground states."
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