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RNC Raised $66 Million in September

By Michael D. Shear
The Republican National Committee announced it has raised $66 million in September, a record month that should allow Sen. John McCain to compete with his well-funded rival for the presidency.

Sen. Barack Obama became the first presidential candidate to turn down general election public financing since the system was instituted, choosing instead to continue raising money for his campaign through election day. McCain, by contrast, accepted $84 million in public money by agreeing not to raise money after accepting the nomination.

But McCain is allowed to help raise money for the RNC, which has been breaking records in the last several months. The addition of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin energized the Republican base, giving a boost to fundraising.

Posted at 8:04 PM ET on Oct 2, 2008  | Category:  The Green Zone
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Posted by: AJ2008 | October 3, 2008 12:13 PM

Gov. Palin won the debate. Just kidding. I couldn't type that with a straight face.

Posted by: Cowb | October 3, 2008 12:07 PM

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 3, 2008 11:43 AM

Watch Palin and Biden Practice for the Debate, They also have alot of polls there, to take after you watch the debate They Want Your Feed Back On the VP deabes? Who do you thing won? I cant wait to watch tonight. awsome.!!

Posted by: pastor123 | October 2, 2008 8:48 PM

They should donate it to the economy they've wrecked.

Posted by: SarahBB | October 2, 2008 8:46 PM

McCain will have plenty of money/

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 2, 2008 8:36 PM

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