PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America

Final tally of Obama grassroots support is in: 104,000 donors, $24.8 million primary raised, $18.2 million in primary dollars in bank

Chicago, IL- The Obama for America campaign today reported to the Federal Election Commission that in the first quarter it raised a total of $25.8 million from 104,000 individuals.  Of that money, $24.8 million is for use in the primary, and $18.2 million remains in the bank.  The campaign had $6.6 million in expenses and has $190,000 in debt.

“The final tally of support from the American people is true testament to the desire for a different kind of politics in this country and a belief at the grassroots level that Barack Obama can bring out the best in America to solve our problems,” said Obama for America Finance Chair Penny Pritzker.

The Obama campaign raised $6.9 million over the Internet from over 50,000 donors , and another $3.4 through mail and phone grassroots efforts.

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For Immediate Release
April 15, 2007
Contact: Robert Gibbs or Bill Burton