Obama Claims He was ‘Outspent’ During 2008 Presidential Elections. He May Be Just a Bit Off.
July 8, 2012 - 7:28 am
Here’s the video, from July 6.
“You know what, I might be worried about all this money being spent if it wasn’t for my memories of previous campaigns,” Obama said. “That first campaign I ran, that last campaign I ran in 2008, I’ve been outspent before.”
John McCain campaign — $238 million
Federal matching funds — $50 million
TOTAL — $288 million
Obama campaign — $750 million
According to ABC, not only did Obama raise more money than McCain by a huge margin, he outraised both George W. Bush and John Kerry’s combined 2004 total.