February 8th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton camp reports $8 million since Super Tuesday

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Friday it had raised more than $8 million online since polls closed in California, and nearly $10 million since February 1.

In a conference call with reporters, Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson also said much of that money had come from roughly 75,000 new donors.

Wolfson added that the campaign will be able to spend roughly as much on television ads in upcoming contests as Barack Obama’s campaign – despite the fact that the Illinois senator has been on the air in states that vote over the next few days since well before the Super Tuesday votes.

Clinton’s campaign will begin airing ads today in states voting over the next few days, and will purchase airtime in Texas and Ohio next week.

– CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


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  1. snyggast

    Not to mention CNN is putting her ad on every page.

    Now she wants Florida and Michigan votes to count.

    But knowing her, she didn't visit Florida for no reason. Hilary's always calculating...

    February 8, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. Texas

    Go HIllary! I just donated for the first time, and will again!

    Go Hillary!! TEXAS is wating for you, you have our support!!

    February 8, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. DrFill

    Obama's getting more donations than you.
    We know this already.
    I don't need your daily tally.
    You are losing in this competition YOU are starting.
    Just like you will in August.
    You look desperate for publicity when you give us a daily report.
    Pay your people.
    And hope ignorance carries the day.
    Thank you.

    DrFill

    February 8, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Joe Vanderbosch, Appleton, WI

    People are starting to wake up.

    February 8, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  5. chris

    great...now we know money won't favor any of the candidates, let's the game begins

    February 8, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  6. kw

    Way to go Hillary supporters. I am sure right now Obama staffers are going to come out and say we raised 11 million.

    February 8, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. Nita

    Don't give up on Hillary. In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country the wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety and without crippling fear.

    Rise, Hillary.

    Rise.

    February 8, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. Lauren

    Too bad she had to lie to her supporters about her staffers going without pay to raise this money. And why is she so afraid to reveal her tax returns?

    Don't know about you, but honest matters to me.

    February 8, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  9. JB Hull, IA

    I wish that everyone who has been on here complaining about a "pro-Obama" bias over the past few days would take a look at the CNN front page today. This place didn't earn the nickname "clinton news network" for nothing

    February 8, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. Leah DiMarco, TX

    The media focus should focus on WHERE Billary gets their BIG under the table money, income tax returns, and on the scandals that the Republicans will use.

    Hillary Clinton scandals:

    – The disappearance of the Rose law firm billing records, their later discovery in the White House and Hillary Clinton’s inability to explain how they got there.

    – Her huge and inexplicable winnings in a cattle futures operation

    – Her role in the Whitewater development which was – although the media refuses to admit it – simply a land resort scam and one that was particularly aimed at seniors.

    – Her role in the despicable White House travel office firings apparently aimed at favoring the travel firm that bankrolled Bill Clinton’s campaign by delayed billing.

    – Her role in the use of FBI files on political opponents and the open question of what information from these files she still possesses.

    – A case, still in court, involving the alleged failure to report over a million dollars in campaign contributions. Clinton’s Senate campaign has already been fined by the FEC for failing to accurately report $700,000 in contributions.

    – Her relationship with such indisputably dubious persons such as Johnny Chung, John Huang, Ng Lap Seng, Mochtar Riady, the McDougalds, Craig Livingstone, Webster Hubbell and Jorge Cabrera

    February 8, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Inquiring Mind

    Hillary just needs to drop out..... Her health care plan is not good and she dosent inspire people as Mr Obama can, and another Clinton in office dosent sound good at all.
    If anything Hill be lucky if Obama ask you to be his running mate.

    February 8, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. Melissa Bliss

    If both campaigns are smart, with McCain being the nominee they can divide and conquer! If Clinton & Obama's campaign both agreed to a certain amount of money to be spent on advertising, contrasting the difference between say for Clinton, her ideas and aspirations versus McCain's and Obama doing the say for his own ideas versus McCain, they can force him to use up any money he rakes in defending himself on two fronts instead of just one. In the end it will be in both their interests to work together on this issue if nothing else.

    February 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  13. Obama08

    To late Hill its all over Obama IS the next leader! Your just delaying the outcome...

    YES WE CAN!

    Obama/Edwards for Prez. 08

    February 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. Di

    Way to go Hillary...you are the best!!!

    February 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. Mike

    You mean Billary spent the money from the LOBBYIST and DRUG COMPANIES!!

    OBAMA is supposed to be the underdog and HE IS KICKING BUTT!!

    STAND STRONG FOR CHANGE (OBAMA)

    OR

    FALL HARD FOR THE SAME (Clinton's)!!!

    Why won't Hillary release her tax returns? Obama has released his 2006 and 2007 tax returns and Hillary says she won't release hers until she wins the democratic nomination. I thinks that sounds fishy. Why isn't anyone say anything about this? Obama does what he says he's going to do. Clinton is hiding something.

    February 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  16. shamous mc

    I loaned myself 5 million...I bought an icecream.

    February 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  17. Lauren

    I really wonder if CNN will even allow this comment to get past moderation...

    But what is the deal with CNN printing an article about how much money Clinton has raised, right next to a huge advertisement for Hillary asking people to contribute money to her campaign (on the CNN politics homepage). How ridiculous.

    February 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Well Obama is on tv all the time ..
    CNN Fox MSMBC give him free time
    But don't say anything about how he voted
    when he was an Illinois Senator He hit the wrong button 5 times on 5 different bils voted no on raising the minimum wage
    So he is getting free timeand they don't bringup that he was not in the Senate to vote for or against the Iraq war I wish someone would ask him these quuestions when he makes all these statements.

    February 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  19. Kobina

    The Silent Majority Exists. Take that to the bank Obamania cultists

    February 8, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  20. Dave, MN

    This is ridiculous that the candidates are competing for this office to make "change" and help economic issues and yet are forced to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to get the opportunity. This money could be spent solving these problems which we are voting on! Something needs to change, campaign finance limits or equal funding requirments, something to eliminate this need to raise and spend these huge amounts of money on campaigning. I don't have the solution, but we better at least recognize the problem.

    February 8, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  21. John

    Looks like someone is trying to keep up...

    Good thing Obama set the message of the week to: "Try to keep up"

    Which is all Clinton is trying to do now. Good luck!

    February 8, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  22. Larry Florida

    Wonder if Bill has checked his bank balance?

    February 8, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  23. Boris

    Hillary stating she has experience is like the wife of the IBM CEO stating that
    she should run IBM because she was married to the CEO. Anyone but Hillary.

    February 8, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  24. Yolanda Diaz

    I am one of them – Go Hillary go – Go and vote for Hillary

    February 8, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  25. Greatest American Hero

    If i am not mistaken....Obama is about 400,00 contributors since February 1st. I cannot wait to see the outcome of donations this month. Good luck to both of them.

    February 8, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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