Skip to comments.Obama: $60M in February?
Posted on 02/21/2008 11:11:07 PM PST by beaversmom
According to my initial projections off this crowdsourced spreadsheet of Obama donations I set up after the Wisconsin victory, Obama has already raised at least $45 million for February and is on track to raise $60 million for the month.
A source who tracks Obamas public donation number like a hawk tells me that Obama had tallied about 256,000 donors for the year as of the end of January. Those donors produced $36 million in receipts, for an average contribution of $140.
Obamas public donor count stands at 583,525, meaning about 327,000 people donated in February. With the same average, that would give Obama just over $46 million in 21 days.
This is in line with the expectations game they are playing. The campaign says they will raise at least $36 million in February. You can bet that they wouldnt say that if they hadnt already passed the mark, plus a decent sized buffer. Their lowered expectations call for them to beat Januarys total, when they will in fact blow them out.
A couple of notes.
First, I wouldnt be surprised to see the $140 average go up this month. People give more as the stakes go up. Im sure he is also getting some frontrunner money he wasnt getting before. I wouldnt be surprised if the total would up being $70 million.
Also, thanks to an interesting quirk in the way the Obama website publicly records donations batch uploading donations from made from the email fundraising link at once its possible to separate out donations made from email from those that organically come in on the Web site. Both e-mails I tracked seemed to generate about 36,000 contributions, or somewhere between $3.5 and $4 million. So, even without any momentum-generating primary victories (in fact, there are none left this month), all the Obama campaign would need to do is send 3 or 4 more emails to their list to reach $60 million.
Adjust your March 1 David Plouffe conference call expectations accordingly.
Actually it was $66.6 million, but his treasurer Screwtape prefers to speak in round figures.
Which proves that a fool and his money are soon parted.
well he has a piece of all the crack dealers in town
Lucky for Obama, it is a leap year.
In contrast McCain raised $12,600,000 in January.
Lay off McCain, January only has 31 days.
Is that true or are you joking? It would make sense.
Thanks. I will try to check that out. I have not read his work before but hear good things.
That book is an excellent place to start. It’s short and very entertaining, but philosophically deep.
That’s quite amazing.
Let the dems set fundraising records during the primaries. They’ll be all tapped out for the general election.
“Let the dems set fundraising records during the primaries. Theyll be all tapped out for the general election.”