Obama's Army Surges to 250,000

Barack Obama may have set a new record for the number of people contributing to a presidential campaign. In an email message to supporters, the Obama campaign announced that it has secured support from nearly 250,000 people in the first six months of the year. And those supporters have made over 330,000 separate contributions.

Actual results for all of the campaigns will be made public shortly after June 30th deadline.

The previous record was set by Howard Dean in 2004 when his internet-based campaign effort received contributions from 70,000 supporters. Of course, while the numbers were impressive, Dean didn't raise the most money in that primary cycle nor did he win the nomination.

With today's big news, combined with the friendly surroundings of Howard University, Obama enters tonight's PBS Democratic Presidential Forum with what odds makers would tag as a favorite to win--the debate, that is.

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