Because he is taking federal funding for his general election campaign, McCain is not raising any more money for his effort, relying instead on the $84 million provided in federal funds. The report shows that McCain's campaign has spent about $22 million on television ads through the end of September, according to the AP. The RNC can spend up to $19 million in coordinated activities with the campaign and the national party raised about $66 million in September.
In a conference call with reporters today, McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis questioned the transparency with which the Obama campaign has detailed its fund-raising efforts and challenged them to put all their donor information online. Davis acknowledged the impressive fund-raising of Obama but said the McCain campaign has enough resources to compete and win.