February 8th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
10 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

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (327 Responses)
  1. Brandy TF

    I am also a new donor to Hillary's campaign. I believe that she is an inspiration to all of America. The Obama campaign states that he is ready on day one and also right on day day. However, its easy to be right on day one when you were not in the position to vote against the war. Hmmmm! I guess everyone can be right from day one if we go by those standards!!!!!! Hillary please keep fighting for change in America!! Thank you!!!

    February 8, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. RT

    PD, "why hasn't CNN called Obama out for his comment that the opposition's "claws have come out." That is so degrading to women, and, yet, he gets away with this stuff time and time again."

    How is the phrase "claws have come out." degrading to women? And when has Obama ever said anything else that would infer so???

    February 8, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. Jon

    Why doesn't Obama agree to a debate about the issues? Because the campaigns are debating about who is raising more money. It's just childish. Both of them, and the Obama camp started it.

    Just have a debate like you did in New Hampshire, Nevada, California....

    February 8, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. Bob

    Hey, I have some medical bills, 'cause I have health insurance, but it sucks... if you love healthcare so much, how about throwing a little of that $8 million this way?

    February 8, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Martin

    Careful all you Hillary donors. Your money will prob just be used to repay Hillary's loan. If you want your money to end up in Hillary's bank account, donate!

    February 8, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Think - FL

    Jeff, I and 400,000 other people that are sick of politics of 'ole such as McCain and Hillary. They're in bed with anyone that'll pay them big money.

    It floors me that millions of people are blind to the Clintons ways. What are you looking at? All anyone does is tout their experience (which is proven overinflated) or offer up some completely baseless statement like "She's the best" or "Hillary is our leader".

    What are you guys going on? Seriously... I'd love to see what it is that is driving you all so fervently.

    February 8, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. donnajp

    I will vote for Hillary Clinton or John McCain but not Barack Obama – he does not have enough experience to deal with the problems facing our next president.

    February 8, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. Russell


    If Hillary does not get the nomination and Obama does, I will not vote for the MOST LIBERAL Senator in the U.S. Senate.

    Hillary is a Moderate (#36th most liberal) according to the study.

    I am a Moderate Republican, I vote Hillary or McCain.

    Take it to the bank.

    February 8, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  9. Midwesterner

    Does anyone wonder how someone who only raised 16 million in the entire month of January suddenly can raise huge amounts (10 million in 7 days)? How odd is that? Considering Clinton's 'base', I would think it would be hard for her to come up with that kind of money so quickly.... maybe it's listeners of Rush Limbaugh ...

    February 8, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  10. wait a minute

    If Bill made 40 millions from his speech circuit, why can't they donate at least one million dollars to their own campaign? Instead, their 5 millions was a loan to their campaign. She called it an investment with an expected return.

    Why does Hillary have come out asking for money from us, who cannot even make (not save) one million in our life time?

    Think about it before you hit that donate button!

    February 8, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. Ron

    I just donated $1000 to Obama. Thats $1000 last month, $1000 this month and at least $1000 each month from here on out.

    Does anyone think Hillary will start paying her people now that the pity party brought in so much money? Or, will she keep the funds for herself?

    February 8, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  12. Bev, Houston


    Look at MSNBC – it also shows Obama ahead.

    Poor, misguided, uneducaed people who make up the Hilary supporters.

    Excuse me – Hill/Billy supporters.

    February 8, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  13. Obama Supporter

    5 million +2 =7 +1=8 She is desparte. DON'T LOOK GOOD HILLARY SUPPORT ERS.

    February 8, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  14. Stephan

    good for you Davide! Now learn to spell McCain!

    February 8, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  15. John

    Hillary will the president. Obama no way. He needs more training and experiences.

    February 8, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. samyr

    If the amount of Money raised or spent was the direct indication of who will be the nominee, Romney would have been the first to get nomination. He spent $35 mi of his own and see what happened. He dropped out. People its not the money but the inspiration and intellect of Barack Obama which is moving people ahead. He is making positive impact in the people lives and He will be the next President of this great country.

    February 8, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  17. Ohio for Hillary

    Hillary Clinton is a woman that all women should be inspired by! Never gives up! She's used to all the attacks, women in this country have to work twice as hard then men do. She will give her heart and soul to make this country great again! It's time that we listen to the solutions each candidate has on issues. I have listened to Senator Obama and all I hear is cheer, cheer and no solutions. America deserves more than that. Hillary is the right choice!

    February 8, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. proud of hillary and her supporters

    i'm one of the new donors. am quite a cheapskate and have never donated to a political campaign before, but am doing it now. and every time i see another of those attack jobs on cnn or msnbc and now abc too i'm going to donate more. i think we need to send a strong message that hillary is the best person for the job AND that the media don't get to decide elections, we do!

    February 8, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. Ken

    Go Hillary! Virginia is for Hillary!

    I donated today for the first time also and will continue to donate to Hillary's campaign.

    Mark's statement below is correct about Obama's remarks...."Being right from day one" and later also stated "You can't always be right". Obama needs to be called on this one!

    VOTE for Hillary!

    February 8, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. Shawna RN in California

    I have never donated to a presidential candidate before. I sent money to Hillary's campaign and asked all my friends and Colleagues to do the same. If Obama wins I will vote for republican. Obama has Opra maybe Hillary needs Martha....lol

    February 8, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  21. Philip


    Then I will cancel out your vote as i will never drink the watermelon kool-aid and vote for Barack.

    Go Hillary or MacCain!!"


    February 8, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. Alex

    To the dork that "did the math" and found it odd that H raised $8mil from 75,000 - they didn't say she raised that amount of money from THOSE new 75,000, dummy. They said she raised the $8 mil. Then, separate point, they got 75,000 new donors. There are already existing donor besides those new ones. Do the thinking, hater.

    February 8, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  23. Pam in Medford

    You guys have it all wrong...this economy and healthcare situation is dire, and effects me personally and I gave $20 to Hillary because I had to do something to help her win. I am not a "corporate donor", and have never done this in the past.

    She may be a political animal, but she cares and has knowledge about what we're we dealing with. That knowledge will help her actually get something done in the jungle that is Washington, DC.

    February 8, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  24. Jason

    How does it make any sense for a Clinton or Obama supporter to vote for McCain if their candidate isn't the nominee? Their positions are so close together that it makes almost no difference, where as McCain would continue with many of the policies democrats hate so much from the Bush administration, from reckless tax cuts to conservative partisans on the Supreme court. Campaign and contribute to the democrat you prefer but don’t be stupid enough to lose site of the real competition with the republicans in November.

    February 8, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  25. Edd

    I donated 3 times for HILLARY's campaign, A little sacrifice here and there so our future can restored again. We trust HILLARY and we believe that She will win it!

    February 8, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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