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Big-Bucks Barry

By Kevin Robinson in News on Oct 1, 2007 2:15PM

2007_10_obama.jpgIt’s been a big weekend for Barack Obama. In a press release, his campaign reported more than 500,000 donations from over 350,000 people, and the actual financial totals should be available in the next few days. The Obama campaign continues to report more and more contributors — contrasting his grass-roots support with Hillary Clinton’s big-ticket donors. But his press release didn’t mention that they have been counting tickets to speeches and sales of tchotchkies as unique donations to the campaign.

Besides the supposedly large numbers of small donors, a Newsweek poll released Saturday shows Obama with a slight edge over Hillary in Iowa. Add that to the four new endorsements he picked up there earlier this month, and it looks like Barack might be building some badly needed momentum. In fact, the Obama camp is now planning for the race after Iowa, setting up shop in states like California and Missouri, which hold their primaries shortly after the Hawkeye State.

Image via Barack Obama.