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.”,0,7849460.story

Associated Press, Sept. 16
Independent groups criticize Obama, McCain

Bloomberg News, Sept. 16
McCain, Obama Criticize Big Donors’ Industry Amid Market Crisis