Obama shattered more records by raising more than $150 million in September. The majority of this money, moreover, did not come from the Powers That Be. Rather, it came from individual Americans:
- 632,000 new donors in the month brought the total donor roll to 3.1 million
- Average contribution for the month was $100
- Average contribution for the duration of the campaign is $86
- $600 million total funds raised to date.
Sen. Obama is “completely breaking whatever idea we had after Watergate to keep the costs and spending on campaigns under control. … That has unleashed now in presidential campaigns a new flood of spending that will then cause a scandal, and then we will fix it again”
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