Barack Obama raised a record $66 million in August. “Anthony Corrado, a campaign finance expert at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, predicted that Obama, McCain and their political parties would spend $220 million to $240 million each between now and Nov. 4. ‘They have built an infrastructure like we’ve never seen,’ Corrado said of the Obama campaign, pointing to the $20 million Obama has poured into a Latino voter registration drive and field operations in the battleground states.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-campaign15-2008sep15,0,7849460.story

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