October 2nd, 2007
04:23 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton raises $27 million in third quarter

Clinton outpaced Obama in third quarter fundraising.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton raised $27 million in the third quarter for her White House bid - all but $5 million can be spent on trying to win the Democratic presidential nomination, a Clinton aide tells CNN.

The aide also said that over 100,000 new donors contributed to the New York Democrat.

The haul is about $7 million more than Sen. Barack Obama brought in during the same period. Though when broken to dollars that can be spent in the primary race, the New York Democrat only outpaced Obama by $3 million.

On Clinton's Web site, Campaign Manager Patti Solis Doyle thanked supporters for the successful quarter and said their "dedication defied the skeptics."

"This is all thanks to you and your hard work," she wrote. "You - and over a million supporters like you - are working together with Hillary to create real momentum that will take us to victory."

Monday, the campaigns for Obama and former Sen. John Edwards announced their candidates had pulled in $20 million and $7 million, respectively.

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soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Jim

    So for the Primary, it's her 22 to his 19. Did the Clinton Camp disclose how much of her $ came from her own bank accounts?

    October 2, 2007 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  2. roger, conway sc

    I think it is great....NOW let us hear all of the negative crap...

    October 2, 2007 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  3. J. McKinney SW MO

    YOU GO, GIRL!!!!! I don't believe she can be counted out yet, can she, gang?

    October 2, 2007 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  4. Simon

    Why does Hillary's fundraising get a big Breaking News flag across the top of the screen, yet when Obama shattered records last quarter with $32 million there was no flag...hmm.
    Truly the Clinton News Network!

    October 2, 2007 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. monica, rochester new york

    I think its great that Obama is such a force to be reckoned with that CNN has to make it "Breaking News" when Hillary takes in a little more money than he did this quarter. So over all they have equivalent war chests to spend. That's a testament to the Obama campaign that he came along and inspired a nation to participate in a campaign to make him one of the most formidable fundraisers in democratic history. And he did it without taking the big bucks of PAC and Lobbyists that Hillary did. Obama is beholden to the people.

    October 2, 2007 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. Claude, Mesa AZ

    Her campaign spokesman all last week said she would come in around 17 to 20 million. This is exactly why I don't trust Hillary Clinton!!! Her bean counter being off 20% is a ploy. Ploys are what have got this country into the situation it is because these politicians with so-called experience can't be straight up with the american public. Now she's misled the american public into thinking she made less than she really did. What else is and will she mislead us on. Think PEOPLE!

    October 2, 2007 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  7. Dan, TX

    It's nice that she raised all that money. But half the reason I'm not voting for her is that she authorized Bush to start the Iraq war. The other half of the reason I'm not voting for her is that she just authorized Bush to start war in IRAN. She talks about experience – didn't she just talk about insanity as being the same mistake over and over again?

    October 2, 2007 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  8. VanReuter NY NY

    Well, as funds raised and number of donors was all the Obama camp had to cite when it came to their candidate's viability, what does this say?

    October 2, 2007 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  9. Lynn Ensley McCaysville, Ga.

    Right on Hillary, historically the American people let their guard down, your success will demonstrate our awakening to the mess we are in at present. A lot of people will support you, I will and I hope to see you elected president in 08. There is a lot of Real Women in this country and you are number one, thanks for everything you and your husband have given to our country.

    October 2, 2007 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  10. B Ford, Sydney, Australia

    She beat Obama? Wow, that's impressive. I'm amazed that her campaign isn't already out making a huge song and dance about it, since they're trying to entrench her as the presumptive nominee.

    October 2, 2007 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  11. Danny G. Boca Raton, FL

    Did you all see the New Hampshire debate? there is a reason why Sen Clinton is ahead... you may be for her or against her, but you have to recognize she is one very intelligent woman! and now it seems she is getting POPULAR... a lot of her republican opponents have to be simply just jealous about all the money she and some of the other top dems are raising... this is what momentum feels like!!!!

    October 2, 2007 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  12. james, Minneapolis, MN

    For some reason I dont think we have the whole story on this. I find it hard to believe that she has a 100k new donors and 7 million more dollars in the slowest quarter for fundraising.

    October 2, 2007 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  13. Mike Orlando,FL

    Way to go Hillary! I'm proud to say I helped reach that goal. You'll go all the way. You're the change this country needs!

    October 2, 2007 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  14. Mark. Shreveport, LA

    Remember it's who has the most money, not who has the best ideas!
    That's why the press give so much coverage to who raises the most money!

    October 2, 2007 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  15. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    Hey Claude, give it a rest!!! If Obama had surpassed her there would be an infinite number of messages of praise from his followers. Well, guess what? Hillary also has loyal supporters!!

    Good for Hillary!!!

    Keep marching on, steady as she goes....

    October 2, 2007 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  16. Brenda, Annapolis MD

    Not that this matters to the above article (or perhaps, it may help explain why Obama raised less), what does the man stand for? By this I mean specifics–not the same mumbo jumbo that is so blatantly broad to mean a number of things. The only thing I ever hear is that he "said" he didn't support the war back in 2002. That's what his entire bid for president seems to be based on–which is a shame because it is not relevent since he never had to VOTE on it (check and see how many senators have personal beliefs that don't match that of their constituency, but have to make a VOTE based on what that constituency wants and what is good for this country). It's a lot easier to "say" your against something then to have the pressures of the MAJORITY of Americans to VOTE to put this country in battle. His talk seems to be very cheap as he fails to say anything of substance. What's worse is after reading through posts for other threads, the Obama supporters seem to be just as clueless. I have read his "plans"/listened to his speeches/watch him debate/read the interviews–and he never explains "how" or "why".

    October 2, 2007 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  17. Daniel, NY

    Truly impressive how good an expectation game Clinton played with this quarter's announcement. No one expected her to best Obama at this point. Add to this the lead she has in all early states according to recent polls, and you've got yourself a favorite.

    October 2, 2007 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  18. Providence, RI

    Again, Hillary proved her deep and thorough knowledge in foreign policy as well as domestic policy. She demonstrated her intelligence, strength, and leadership skills over and over, and the money will continue to flow to her campaign, like Niagra falls...God bless her.

    October 2, 2007 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  19. YooHoo, Baltimore, MD

    Just goes to show that Hillary is bought and paid for

    October 2, 2007 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  20. James, Washington, DC

    Wow, it didn't take long for the negative comments to begin. Yes Hillary...Yes!!! Way to go!!!

    You go Hillary!!! Yes Yes Yes!!!. I feel great about this. I contributed this quarter and I asked my friends who support her candidacy to contribute too if they can and most did.

    She will be the nominee and she will be the next president. Those of you who hate her so much can get your one way tickets now to space because like it or not she will be the next commander in chief.

    Being in the military and a male I know she will do a great job for our country. She has the support of the military for the work she's done in the senate on our behalf. Check her record on the military. I can't wait to call her 'madam commander in chief'.

    If you are ready for change, Hillary is ready to LEAD

    October 2, 2007 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  21. Bradley Schaubs, Greeley, CO

    Looks like Hillary's gonna be presidential nominee with Obama as VP nominee... Well, those two are still far better than anyone on the GOP ticket, that's for certain!

    October 2, 2007 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  22. Maurice, Washington, DC

    For the people who say they find it hard to believe she was able to raise this much money and surpass Barack Obama, I ask you which planet do you live in? This is Hillary Clinton we are talking about. She has the best political machine in the country and the best brains and ideas.

    How dare you question her ability to raise that much money? This is Hillary Clinton we are talking about and not former Senator Mike Gavel. If anyone in this race is expected to raise money it's Hillary. She is always on message, very discipline, great campaign and beats all her fellow democrats in every debate. At some point people start seeing Obama as all talk and fan fare with no substance.

    You go Lady!!!!

    October 2, 2007 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  23. Zach

    Sen. Clinton is running a perfect race so far. Her democratic presidential opponents seem to look more and more like petty idiots. From a candidate whose wife seems to take issue with everything Sen. Clinton says to one who gets backing from Oprah . . . WOW

    October 2, 2007 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  24. Joel, Michigan

    I just love how the Obama supporters make $7 million more raised seem like nothing at all. They would be head over heels making all sort of craziness if Obama could even raise $1 million more than Hillary.

    I've had enough of these Obama hypocrites.

    October 2, 2007 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  25. Lee, Los Angeles, CA

    Wow! I really think she's the best candidate and am really impressed she raised 27 million. I think she's going to win the election and be the next president.

    October 2, 2007 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
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