Lagging in Fundraising, McCain Reorganizes Staff GOP presidential hopeful John McCain lags behind his rivals in money raised and in the polls. The Arizona senator said he will lay off staff and cut pay for some senior aides. Meantime, Democrat Barack Obama boasted a stunning $32.5 million this quarter.
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Lagging in Fundraising, McCain Reorganizes Staff

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Lagging in Fundraising, McCain Reorganizes Staff

Lagging in Fundraising, McCain Reorganizes Staff

Lagging in Fundraising, McCain Reorganizes Staff

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Some second-quarter fundraising numbers for presidential candidates are now available. For Republican candidate John McCain, the news is forcing a campaign shakeup.

The Arizona senator is lagging behind his Republican rivals in money raised and in the polls. He said Monday that he will lay off staff and cut the pay of some senior aides.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Barack Obama boasted a stunning $32.5 million this quarter.

Mara Liasson talks about the latest numbers for Republican and Democratic candidates with Robert Siegel.