With June's haul, Obama's campaign has raised nearly $340 million
Sen. Barack Obama's campaign raised $52 million in June, his campaign manager said this morning -- not quite a campaign record. The Illinois Democrat's White House bid raised $55 million in February, during the party primaries.
But it's still more than twice the $22 million that Republican rival Sen. John McCain raised during June.
However, the Republican National Committee, which is backing the party's presidential candidate with its own resources, also had nearly $68 million in the bank -- a combined treasury that the Obama campaign was mindful about today in reporting its own June haul -- and immediately asking for more from its 1.5 million-plus donors.
Our colleague Mark Silva has more details in the Swamp.
-- Andrew Malcolm