(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announced Thursday it had raised $4 million online in the first 24 hours after the Super Tuesday contests.
"We are gratified for this tremendous outpouring of support," Clinton Campaign Internet Director Peter Daou said in a statement. “From over a million volunteer hours to millions of dollars in contributions from thousands of online donors across the country, Sen. Clinton's grassroots support is a key part of her campaign's success."
The campaign had set a goal of raising $3 million in the first three days after Super Tuesday and is now hoping to raise $6 million in that time period.
The news comes shortly after rival Barack Obama's campaign said it had raised $7.2 million in the first 36 hours after Super Tuesday.
Clinton's campaign attributed part of Obama's success to the newly available e-mail list of Sen. John Kerry, and MoveOn.org fundraising efforts. Kerry endorsed Obama last month and MoveOn.org said it was backing the Illinois senator just days before Super Tuesday.
MoveOn.org Executive Director Eli Pariser said his organization has raised $320,000 for Obama since last night, but that figure is not included in the fundraising numbers the Obama campaign has released.
"Our members have not finished giving and none of the contributions through our site have been added yet to the Obama campaign fundraising totals," he said. "We are thrilled we’ll be able to add to Senator Obama’s big day.”
- CNN Producer Alexander Mooney