$150 Million in September
An average contribution of $86 that means that more than 1.7 million people donated last month. Plouffe reports that September brought 632,000 new donors.
Barack at Kansas City campaign office phone bank
I mean, Senator Obama raised $150 million in — I understand, during the month of September, completely breaking whatever idea we had after Watergate to keep the costs and spending on campaigns under control — first time, first time since the Watergate scandal.
And I can tell you this, that has unleashed now in presidential campaigns a new flood of spending that will then cause a scandal, and then we will fix it again.