|Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton|
"Yuuuuuge" haul for the Clinton campaign in August!
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign raised $143 million in August for her campaign, the DNC and state parties, according to a campaign press release, a haul that makes the month the best of her campaign.
National polls have tightened since the Democratic National Convention in July, but Clinton maintains leads in almost all battleground states.
With their massive August haul, the Clinton campaign starts September with more than $68 million in the bank, while her joint fundraising accounts have a combined $84 million in the bank.
"Thanks to the 2.3 million people who have contributed to our campaign, we are heading into the final two months of the race with the resources we need to organize and mobilize millions of voters across the country," Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement. "These resources will help us to register and turnout millions of voters to elect progressive candidates across the country."
For comparison, then-Sen. Barack Obama raised Obama's campaign raised $66 million in August 2008 and $150 million in September 2008.
The average donation last month was $50.