Sen Obama Announces Show of Grassroots Strength through Small Donor Donations and Activism

MANCHESTER,NH—The Obama campaign today announced that through 108,000 new donors inthe third quarter, they raised $20 million for the primary and have approximately $32 million in funds available to spend in the primary with a total of over $36 million cash on hand.

“The strength of our historic small donor base is in activism, not just contributions,” said campaign manager David Plouffe. “The vast majority of these supporters have not yet achieved their full giving potential and will ensure our ability to continue to raise the resources needed to win the nomination. Many of these donors will also provide organizational strength by going door-to-door, making phone calls and actively helping Barack Obama become the next president of the United States.”

Fund raising totals:

  • 365,000 individual donors, year-to-date
  • 108,000 new donors in the third quarter

In the third quarter, from 108,000 donors who gave a total of 182,523 donations:

  • 94% are $250 and under
  • 89.5% are $100 and under
  • 51% are $25 and under

Over the course of the entire year, out of 550,000 donations from 365,000 donors

  • 92.5% of donations are $250 or less
  • 87% of donations are $100 or less
  • 45% of donations are $25 or less