Obama Raises $52 million in June

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Seems fear is a powerful motivator. All of those stories about Obama’s flagging fundraising and Hillary’s donors’ recalcitrant giving have been disproved: in June Obama raised $52 million – close to his best month ever of $55 million in February. Plus the DNC raised $72 million $22.4 million last month. But, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe would still have Obama’s supporters believe the Illinois senator is the underdog in the money race. From a fundraising e-mail this morning (the bold is the way it appears in the original message):

I have some big news we want to share with you.
In the month of June, supporters like you helped raise $52 million. And together with the DNC, we now have nearly $72 million in the bank. That’s a very strong financial position to be in.
But we remain at a massive disadvantage to our opponents.
As I mentioned in my video message earlier in the week, the McCain Campaign and the Republican National Committee finished June with nearly $100 million in the bank.
We can’t stop now. It’s going to take everything we’ve got to defeat John McCain and his allies in November.