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Obama in Q2: 138,000 more donors

While they're not yet saying how much money they've raised in the second quarter, the Obama campaign says they've accumulated 138,000 more donors so far. They hope to move that number up to 150,000 by the end of the quarter (Saturday), which would bring their six month total to a quarter million donors.

So while Clinton is still ahead in most polls, Obama has proven he can match her, ounce for ounce, on fundraising - and beat her in some respects. Which will give him the money to aggressively engage the public as the primaries continue, with ads like the one below (running in Iowa):

I've said it before, and I'll continue saying it: this is going to be the most interesting presidential election in my life time.



...and people love a winner. Watch for Obama's contributions to snowball. The big money donors are mostly hedging right now to see who emerges as the Democratic front runner. As Obama continues to show how deep and far his appeal really is, more of those folks will peel off to join his campaign.

You're totally right, Mike. This is going to be a doozy. Even the Republicans have some real drama going on. Great stuff all around.

As of 8:47 PM on Thursday night, the Obama campaign officially has 250,384 donors. That has to be a record, right? In the first 6 months of the (very early) campaign? Still trying to hit 350,000 donations - only about 6,000 repeat donors needed by EOD Saturday.

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