President-elect Obama campaign raised roughly $745 million for his 2008 presidential campaign.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raised roughly $320 million, including the $84 million from entering into the public financing system.
This does NOT include money from the DNC and RNC. When those numbers are taken into account, we expect the Democrats to have raised closer to one billion dollars, compared to roughly $630 million for the Republicans.
Which means the President-elect had, roughly, a $400 million advantage.
ABC News' Tahman Bradley points out that Mr. Obama's total exceeds that of all 2004 candidates combined. They raised $673 million.
The comments on this entry are interesting too - there are several people explaining that they donated to Obama's campaign because they were fed up with the Republicans' policies, that they gave smaller amounts repeatedly, and that Obama's web site made it so easy. (I did too. I was especially glad that I could "vote with my wallet" even though, as an alien, I could not vote with a ballot.)