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Obama raises record $32.5 million

In the second quarter of the 2008 primary season, Barack Obama raised $32.5 million - more than any other Democratic candidate, ever. Between April and June, the Obama campaign picked up donations from 154,000 individual contributors, bringing his six month total to 258,000. That's also a record.

Still, the poll numbers don't seem to reflect the enthusiasm for candidate Obama that these phenomenal fundraising numbers suggest. But this gives him another $31 million for the primaries, bringing his six month total - for the primaries - to $54.5 million. That will buy a lot of exposure for the candidate, and help him give each state the attention it needs.

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