February 7th, 2008
05:06 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton raises $7.5 million since February 1

 Clinton's campaign said it had raised $6.4 million since Super Tuesday.
Clinton's campaign said it had raised $6.4 million since Super Tuesday.

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton raised over $7.5 million online since February 1, $6.4 million of which has come in the last 24-30 hours, her campaign chairman announced Thursday.

That number appears to fall short of what rival Barack Obama has raised in the same timeframe. Earlier Thursday, the Illinois senator's campaign announced it had raised $7.2 million in the first 36 hours after polls closed on Super Tuesday.

"The grassroots in the last 24 hours or since Super Tuesday have really stepped up," Clinton Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe said on a conference call with supporters. "It has been spectacular, it has been a huge outpouring of support."

He also said that since Super Tuesday, the campaign has seen 40,000 new online donors.

McAuliffe suggested the news of Clinton's decision to loan herself $5 million in January was a chief reason for the heightened fundraising haul, saying many supporters were unaware the campaign was in need of cash.

He also said all campaign staff was now being fully paid, following reports some senior staff members had voluntarily offered to forgo pay for a month.

The campaign will begin to air television ads in Washington State, Nebraska, Maine – states which are set to hold nominating contests this weekend. It will also begin airing ads in Ohio and Texas next week ahead of the March 4 primaries in those states.

– CNN Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Nicholas

    GREAT NEWS............just contributed myself.

    February 7, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    She is done, put a fork in it. What a corrupt, lying person

    February 7, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  3. pd

    Hillary supporters donate, donate, donate. Then, get 3 more to do the same and ask them to get 3 more.

    February 7, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. mary

    NOW SHE IS BEGGING

    February 7, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  5. Benjamin

    It's extremely warming to hear Hillary talk at the Virginia rally. There's no empty rhetoric, it's "change" defined by addressing issues and detailed plans. It's not only inspirational hope, but hope that I can actually believe in and see. Not a pipe-dream image of a new washington that can not be delivered, but a progressive washington that will work to improve all of American life.

    Hillary 08

    February 7, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  6. Ben

    Might as well call it...

    Time of Death, 5:06 PM EST Thursday.

    The Clinton machine never saw it coming.

    February 7, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  7. Latino for HIllary

    See, finally an article on Hillary. Everyone attacks Hillary but fail to mention that she won the popular vote, not by much but still won it. I am urging all my fellow supporters of Hillary to support her now and show we believe in her.

    February 7, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  8. BETH

    I just donated more because I see so many sincere people that we know we need Hillary and the 6.4 million were by people on the internet giving what the can.

    Don't be a chicken BARAK and Debate Hillary,. DEBATE HER!

    February 7, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  9. Leslie Somerville, Seattle, Washington

    WOW-I AM SOOOOO HAPPY HILLARY. CONTRIBUTIONS WILL KEEP COMING FROM ME!!!!!!
    Madam President Hillary R. Clinton 08
    See you on Friday in Seattle-I am excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 7, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  10. MD

    $7.2 million minus $ 5.0 million from Clinton. $2.2 million doesn't seem much for a real candidate.

    February 7, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. Judith

    Well Done Hilliary

    I wish we could donated from Canada.....

    February 7, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. BV

    This race is so even it makes me sick.
    Can't one of you just WIN BIG and let me cheer (Obama) or weep (Clinton)?
    Lets just get this over with, please. I'd rather be talking about how we'll beat John McCain than how you two can beat each other.

    February 7, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  13. Bill

    I think we should give a chance to a woman to be president, maybe she'll do a great job and if not at least ,our girlfriends and wives can quit making comments about how men are always screwing things up.

    February 7, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  14. Pavel ben Jacob

    Does this include the $5 million she herself loaned the campaign? If so, OUCH!!

    February 7, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  15. Go go Hillary

    You go hillary!! Rock on, this shows in worst economic voes she will manage to pull it off. That's testament of what & how she will pull it off economic issues that we are facing

    February 7, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  16. Seven

    She will say and do anything to win.

    February 7, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  17. Georgie

    That's right ! We know the substance of things hoped for with Hillary. She cared enough about the people to dig in her own funds to help us, as she has heard & carefully thought & planned on a way of success for the issues & beyond. To give Americans & their posterity a real future that they can count on. She doesn't just give Hope, she's a deliverer of Hope, even if it means by her own funds. Hillary For President ! WE support you all the way to the WhiteHouse !!!!!!!!!!

    February 7, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  18. Evan

    Now where are all the housewives and little old ladies (with nothing better to do) to complain about how "unfair" CNN's reporting is? Boo-hoo.

    February 7, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  19. Richard

    Billary and co will say anything and do anything to win. I heard on MSNBC that the Hillary loan was a ploy to get people to donate money out of pity, How Shameful.

    February 7, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  20. RWM

    Good news..no one needs to count Hillary out, she leads in overall delegates and carried the important states..on to big wins in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas....but first Virginia, Maine and D.C.

    Hillay 08!

    February 7, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  21. Jen

    I hate you hillary, but good luck.

    February 7, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  22. Casimir Nystrand

    Hillary raised $20 Millions in Gen Election contributions, is she now using them by "Loaning" money to her own campaign? She will be repaid with the Gen Election money if she doesn't get the nomination, so is she just substituting cash she can't use with loans that will be repaid by money she can't use now.

    February 7, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  23. rebecca

    Contributed two times this week. Think her pot was low because most of us thought she had plenty of cash.
    Pick your President like you pick your doctor. The one that can get the job done. It is a job interview and she is the best candidate. Its a given,not a throw of the dice.

    February 7, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  24. Tenneille Smart

    She wants to be like Barack so bad, lol. She probably lied about loaning herself money...it was all for sympathy

    February 7, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  25. Hillary is a goofball

    LOL...yea "35 yrs" of experience and still cant run her finance for a primary? what a joke. Cant manage her own campaign finance, how would anyone expect her to manage the economy? And let's see...7 million since the 1st against 7 million in 36 hrs. She's done, toast....good riddance liar and fraud!

    February 7, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
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