Democratic front-runner Barack Obama reported today that his campaign raised more than $36 million during January, the biggest single-month total during a competitive primary.
The flood of campaign cash, most of it raised online, gave him a war chest of $25 million as of Jan. 31 enabled him to air ads in the 22 states that voted on Super Tuesday and in the 10 contests since -- all of which he has won.
Obama's campaign told supporters today that it is close to reaching what it described as a historic number -- 1 million donors.
"We're already more than 900,000 strong, including over half-a-million donating so far this year," said the email to donors, urging them to give more before the crucial March 4 primaries in Ohio and Texas. "This unprecedented foundation of support has built a campaign that has shaken the status quo and proven that ordinary people can compete in a political process too often dominated by special interests."
For the entire campaign, Obama has raised more than $138 million, according to the report filed with the Federal Election Commission.