An aide to Republican presidential candidate John McCain says the
Arizona senator raised more than $22 million in June, and had about $27
million available for his presidential campaign at the end of last
Rick Davis told reporters Thursday that between Senator
McCain's campaign fundraising and what the Republican National
Committee has on hand, about $95 million are available ahead of the
Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama
set fundraising records this year, taking in $287 million by the end of
May. However, Senator Obama spent heavily in his primary campaign
battle against former rival Hillary Clinton.
McCain has agreed
to accept public financing later this year, while Obama has refused it.
The move will limit McCain to spending around $84 million between the
Republican convention in September and the general election in
November. Obama will not face that restriction.
Earlier Thursday, Senators Obama and Clinton teamed up in New York to address a group of women voters.
is trying to win over Democratic women who adamantly supported Clinton
during the primaries and are reluctant to fully back the presumptive
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.