Obama Campaign Reports Raising Millions

By: Washington AP
By: Washington AP

Campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs says the official report for the Chicago Democrat will be filed with the Federal Election Commission next week.

Gibbs says the recent fund-raising effort for the quarter ended June 30 has left state Senator Obama with about $3 million in his campaign fund.

Since becoming a candidate for the seat now held by retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, Obama has raised about $10 million.

Obama's Republican opponent, Jack Ryan, withdrew from the race late last month after years'-old allegations made by Ryan's former wife surfaced from their divorce/custody case file.

Republican leaders are expected to name a new nominee as early as next week.

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