October 2nd, 2007
04:23 PM ET
7 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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  1. Please Lord anyone but her....defiance, oh

    WOW, and where did all that loot come from?? hopefully not any more wanted criminals! The thought of that woman winning anything turns my stomach. She is nothing but an empty shell-she spews the same old rhetoric that i am sick and tired of hearing. She cant keep her own self straight-in fact she isnt straight on anything-just wishy washy whichever way makes her look better. Why do we care who raised the most money?? What does that say?? oh more people that when/if she gets elected can get what they want done in the white house? Why is running for president a popularity contest based on how much $$ status/power, looks, and likeability? We are not voting for prom king/queen! Good lord and we wonder why our country is heading down the toilet? look at our values and standards?

    Joe Biden is looking better and better to me and i am soo happy that the media is paying a little more attention to him than just Hil/and Obama and Edwards.

    God help us if Hillary gets elected.

    October 2, 2007 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. John, Erie PA

    Newsweek said yesterday that Barack is leading among likely voters in Iowa- which is known for starting the domino effect for the nomination.

    So far this year, he's gotten donations from 350,000 Americans. He seems like the kind of guy who can give a former first lady a run for her money!

    I used to be a big fan of Mrs. Clinton when she was first lady, but she lost me when she voted for the Iraq war resolution in 2002.

    She's supposed to be representing the people of New York, one of the bluest states in the country! She was practicing political calculation, but she ended up with the wrong results. Sorry Mrs. Clinton.

    October 2, 2007 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  3. bukky, Baltimore, MD

    It seems odd that Obama got 20 Million from 350,000 people but Clintons 27 Milllion only came from 100,000. Clintons people are donating BIG bucks because lets face it they have the $$ to toss around. Its more impressive that SO many people gave a little to help out Obama, than a smaller number of people (lobyists, coompanies) giving BIG money to Clinton.

    I always have to mention that I'm not bashing clinton. IF she is the last one standing she gets my vote... but it wont be an enthusiastic vote

    October 2, 2007 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. P Brown, OKC, OK

    Guess that's the least Hill can do since she voted to send your sailor and all soldiers to a war she voted for. I'm impressed. I wish she would not have had to step in for you at all and I profoundly wished none of the 3K lost in this senseless war would still be here today with their families. Yeah, you definitely go girl. Blood on your hands.

    October 2, 2007 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  5. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    Congrat Hillary! That is impressive.

    She not only has raised more money, but also has more new donors, than Obama for this 3rd quarter.

    It is also interesting to see Hillary setting aside more money than Obama for the general election campaign. This shows that Obama is short-sighed in the nomination primaries, and his presidnetial ambition will be finished by next Februrary based on the new donor numbers, funds raised and the poll standings.

    October 2, 2007 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. District Heights, MD

    Hillary I wear your 2008 Hi1lary for President shirt with pride! Go Hillary I will be voting for you!

    October 2, 2007 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. QUENTIN C. ATLANTA GEORGIA

    I swear Obama supporters are just like Republicans. When something is going their way everything is fine. For example when the Republicans had complete control of the House and Senate it was fine to add pork to all kinds of spending bills. Now that the Democrats have control, SPENDING MUST BE CONTROLLED!!!

    I have supported Hillary and I have given Obama praise when he outpaced Clinton in the fundraising drive but Obama supporters are so conspiracy driven that they cannot honestly believe that Senator Clinton really does have support among the people.

    We all know that corporations are forbidden from contributing to these totals. We all know George Soros didn't write her a 27 million dollar check. I think it is time for Obama supporters to concede that Hillary is a force to be reckoned with and that her lead in the polls is TRANSLATING INTO FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

    I hope that this latest round in the fundraising race really proves to people that Hillary is strong and she is in it to win it. I just want all those people to remember that win she does win the nomination please support her and vote for her because she is a Democrat and the last thing I want is another term for the Republicans.

    October 2, 2007 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. Sasha,

    I like how the title reads " Clinton beats Obama in the money race". Did CNN also report that Obama raised more in the first two quartes than she did? She had to revise her numbers after a lot of bounced checks and misreports for the first half which put Obama on top.
    He never danced about it since he's more about the donors than he's about their donations. It's funny how biased this network could be sometimes, we didn't see any praise for the 24 000 people Obama drew in NYC. If it'd been Clinton, the title would have read "Clinton beats Obama in moving and exiting big crowds".

    If you go deeper in the Clinton's donors list, I'm sure sure you will be lost because it'd be so nebulous.

    For those who visit both sides websites, you certainly noticed that Obama was reporting every dollar he received, by who and when he received it. Now, that's transparancy !

    All of this is part of the reason why many Americans realize that they can't trust those who receive money from PAC and get praised by Bush any more .

    Go America, don't be blinded by the same strategy Bush used to win in Florida. She's part of the same draw – just observe, if you are vigilent, they won't get you. Promised!

    October 2, 2007 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  9. Peter, Amityville, NY

    Why would anybody wear a Hillary shirt with pride when they could like Mike Huckabee instead???

    http://www.newyorkforhuckabee.blogspot.com

    October 2, 2007 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  10. Anonymous

    You know what they say " Money Talks and $%^^ @&*# walks....this doesn't make her a better leader of the free world...she is just better at arm twisting

    October 2, 2007 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  11. Mia, Stafford, VA

    Does this $27 million include Hsu $6 million contribution?

    Does anyone remember how her numbers changed after it was determined that people had contributed more than legally allowed?

    I'll be curious to see what the next few weeks show.

    Lastly, CNN Hillary's fundraising efforts is not BREAKING NEWS. You should be ashamed. How many troops have been killed or wounded is BREAKING NEWS.

    October 2, 2007 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  12. Truth Teller

    Bradley Schaubs:

    Hillary's ego is much too big to choose Obama as a running mate. And Obama is much too ethical to choose Hillary.

    October 2, 2007 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  13. SB, Maryland

    Hillary can raise enough money to pay for the war in Iraq that she voted for, as well as the war in Iran that she is posturing for, and I will NEVER vote for her.

    October 2, 2007 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    How much of this was bundled by Hsu?

    Simple request, since you are all so internet savvy, please Google the name Peter Paul and find out how Hillary and company get things done.

    "Right-wing conpiracy, Bush sucks, they hate strong women, define "donation"...

    Well, there you go again. RR

    October 2, 2007 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  15. P Brown, OKC, OK

    I forgot ole Hill voted for a resolution that sounds like the Iraq resolution she voted for – guess she does have more experience than Barack. She hasn't learned one thing from her experience in voting for a war that she says did not intend on the prez sending in troops – only inspectors. What a liar. I think it is sad that so many are supporting this liar who can't look in the camera and apologize to all of the mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, who have lost a love one in this vote for inspectors. If asked, she looks down as she tries to answers the question. If she can't look in the camera and speak directly to the families, then she is definitely a dishonest person. Does she even have a conscience?

    October 2, 2007 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. WW, Nevada

    Those who want a general election war with Republicans, then vote for Clinton in the primaries. I won't participate in that same old nasty war if she is the nominnee. I am tired of the culture war attacks and slammed doors.

    October 2, 2007 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  17. james, Minneapolis, MN

    I think the sad thing about this is that the difference you will find between the two is that Hilary supporters are voting against something "Bush" and republicans and that Obama supporters are voting for something "a new direction"

    I don't vote republican but I sure dont want them to suffer, I don't think that republicans are bad people or that having a republican in office is a bad thing. What I want and what most voters want is someone that wants everyone to work together and be unified.

    Just like the person from Atlanta wrote the last thing they want is a Republican in office, you might as well say you dont want a black or a jew or a gay person in office, the fact that someone is of a particular party or not is less important that what they represent to the whole country.

    October 2, 2007 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  18. Banko

    Hillary raised her money from Lobbists. Lobbists are determined to keep control the of the White House.
    Wake up America. We need real change not same old politics.

    October 2, 2007 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. Ben, Upstate New York

    Im from new york and let me know just inform all of you moron Hillary supporters. Geographically 99% of the state hates this woman, she has successfully raised taxes, killed our economy, and completely alienated anyone who does not live in a city. The only reason she ended up as our senator is because she won the inner city vote in NYC, Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse. Everyone else hates her!!!! She taxes the crap out of anyone who works hard for their money and gives it to those who sit around and drain the economy. Those of you who support Hillary really need to open your eyes to the fact that she is an idiot and stop supporting her just because thats the rebel hippie democrat thing to do.

    I would love to see either hillary or some of her supporters come out and talk about some of her ideas that would actually be good for our economy. Because if you werent aware, ideas like universal health care and giving every baby born a $5,000 dollar bond are REALLY BAD IDEAS.

    October 2, 2007 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. Mike, Houston TX

    We probably should all wait and see how much of her contributions need to be returned due to ethical or illegal sources.

    October 2, 2007 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  21. Marv, little Rock Ar

    It seems silly that we concern of selves with how much money a person can raise to blow on advertising so they can compete in a popularity contest of becoming President. All the money raised could be used for things like children's health care, low income comminutes and many more.

    October 2, 2007 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  22. Michael James -- Illinois

    It is definitely interesting that the Clinton estimates were so far off while Obama's campaign gave accurate estimates.

    In any event, Barack still has the overall fundraising lead (without transferring $10 million from a previous campaign) and, more importantly, is the superior candidate in every conceivable way.

    October 2, 2007 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  23. ye

    "Nearly 70% of Hillary's donors contributed the maximum allowed amount. When you break it down, a lot fewer people are giving to Hillary than to Obama. However the people that ARE giving to Hillary are from a more elite subset of people that can actually afford to contribute the maximum. So it's not a shocker that she has a $5 million spillover from primary to general election funds from people donating beyond the maximum."

    AMEN!

    October 2, 2007 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  24. Tapera, Toronto

    Hillary added $10 million from the 2006 senate campaign.

    October 2, 2007 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  25. Jessica, Wisconsin

    I bet she got all those new donors because people wanted to sit on the couch and watch a debate with Bill – not because they really support her.

    October 2, 2007 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
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