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McCain has Twice as Much as Obama

$200 million, $84.1 million, $76 million. What do these numbers mean? These are the amounts of money John McCain had for campaign funds at the close of the Republican National Convention. $84.1 million is in federal funds, $76 million in the Republican Party bank account, plus money left over from the primary campaign.

Obama had about $95 million, with $77 million his own campaign account and $17.5 million from the Democratic National Committee.

This means Republicans officially have close to twice as much cash as Obama.

Obama also took in at least $16 million more than McCain last month.

McCain is sure to have more than enough money to communicate his message to the Nation.

What do you think? A simple question of why do you think McCain has so much more money? Can you even wrap your mind around $400 million dollars?

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