Obama has raised nearly $1 million in the last day.
(CNN) –Sen. Barack Obama raised nearly $1 million in just over one day, his campaign announced Wednesday.
The Illinois Democrat sent an e-mail to supporters Tuesday asking for contributions to "close the gap" between him and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York. Third quarter fundraising numbers showed Obama to be $2.1 million behind Clinton in primary funds.
Obama’s campaign claims it had received $950,000 in donations between Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.
- CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron