The Land of Lincolner’s September fundraising total blows away August’s take of $66 million.
Campaign claims 632,000 new donors, for a total of 3.1 million total to date. Average contribution: $86.
Obama campaign chief Plouffe says the money is needed to counter “the slime that we’re getting from the McCain campaign.” Watch his video message.
DNC raises $50 million in September, with $27.4 million cash on hand.
McCain spokesman: Obama “broke his word to the American people and now he’s breaking the bank to buy this election.” Read full response.