(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
GREAT NEWS............just contributed myself.
She is done, put a fork in it. What a corrupt, lying person
Hillary supporters donate, donate, donate. Then, get 3 more to do the same and ask them to get 3 more.
NOW SHE IS BEGGING
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.
Might as well call it...
Time of Death, 5:06 PM EST Thursday.
The Clinton machine never saw it coming.
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.
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!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$7.2 million minus $ 5.0 million from Clinton. $2.2 million doesn't seem much for a real candidate.
Well Done Hilliary
I wish we could donated from Canada.....
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.
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.
Does this include the $5 million she herself loaned the campaign? If so, OUCH!!
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
She will say and do anything to win.
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 !!!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
I hate you hillary, but good luck.
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.
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.
She wants to be like Barack so bad, lol. She probably lied about loaning herself money...it was all for sympathy
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!