February 8th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
7 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. Lou

    Go Hillary,the press bashes you but you outshine the BS.the only change we need is you in the White House!

    February 8, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. Peace

    Whatever money she gets mean nothing, Wait if at all she will be the nominee. Repubs will grill her until no single drop of fluid will be left in her body.

    February 8, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. Mike, CA

    So Obama wants Hillary to release her tax records? Okay. How about Obama releasing his? Of course, any records he releases will be bogus because the hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions he received from Exelon, Rezko, and lobbyists will have been expunged. Hope information from the investigation into the political favors he gave in return for campaign contributions (in Illinois and national election) will come out soon.

    February 8, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. Kevin, Evansville, IN

    I've seen several people from other countries mention how much they wish they could vote for Hillary. I think that means more than anything that we shouldn't!

    February 8, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. jimdon

    CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG ??????
    REMEMBER WE HAVE TO BEAT THE GOP MACHINE IN NOVEMBER;

    JOHN MCCAIN AND THE WAR PARTY WILL BE TOUGH TO BEAT;

    YOU KNOW THEY DONT PLAY STRAIGHT;[dont shoot straight either,remember cheney ? ]

    THEY ARE DEPENDING ON INDEPENDENTS TO SEND MCCAIN TO THE WHITEHOUSE,

    OOHHHH,,,,, I FORGOT ABOUT THE REAGAN DEMOCRATS,,,,WHAT EVER THEY ARE,,,PHEWEE,,

    BTW,WHAT IS A REAGAN DEMOCRAT ANYHOW ? DONT THEY BUSH RUN ON THE BUSH WAR?I WONDER WHY THEY NEVER MENTION THEIR BOY ,,,W.....

    February 8, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  6. Henry

    I will vote for McCain if Hillary is nominated!

    Obama 08!

    February 8, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  7. Ellery

    I have posted several comments in the past, but CNN cesures most of them..but this is worth a shot....so will try...again.

    WAY TO GO, GIRL!!!
    WE LOVE YOU!!!!
    I donated $110 yesterday....I should however admit that this was my first donation to her, although I have been a long time supporter of her. Will donate more in near future if necessary. My frat brothers are also rooting for her and some of them have donated in the past 2 days.
    Obama is fake...who only talks big words but has NOTHING to prove for. He gets all his money from shady dealings of his own, like Rezko. He bought his Chicago house for $300,000 below market price..can you belive that???
    We want HIllary!!!!!

    February 8, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. Scott, Royal Oak

    haha I love "pd"s informal poll of Hillary supporters...

    how about the national polling, which has Hillary tied with McCain in a general election and Obama beating him by 6%?

    I think I'll rely on that polling a little bit more than yours, buddy

    February 8, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. Wayne

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Barack Obama Walks on Water!

    –philip
    (drink office coffee and bring ur lunch to work and send in your "milk" and "lunch" money to Hillary. The dollars and cents add up!!)

    February 8, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  10. Cali

    Jeff of Alabama asked who donated to Obama. This white 42-year-old female did and will continue to do so.

    And for D Louisiana, the only way Hillary seems to be able to win many states, such as California, is because so many people there voted early, which I find wrong. What happened to voting absentee because you were going to be – ummmm – absent?

    February 8, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  11. Tricia

    I have hope and dreams everyday! But so far they have not paid my bills, put food on the table, given me Health Insurance, a good job and a good economy and peace in the world. The candidate that can deliver my daily needs is Senator Clinton. She knows how we are hurting and has the best solutions ready to start on day one when she takes office as our President!

    February 8, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  12. LAURA

    I JUST DONATED 250.00 TO HILLARY. i'M A RED STATE DEMOCRAT AND WILL VOTE MCCAIN IF OBAMA IS THE NOMINEE.

    February 8, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. Clinton/Obama '08

    As of the end of 2007, total contributions from Pharmaceutical/Health Industries (according to the Center for Responsive Politics):

    Hillary Clinton: $349,270
    Barrack Obama: $337,525

    Also, $8 million divided by 75,000 is about $107 each, not exactly the $11,000 somebody claimed.

    Presumably, CNN runs ads for her because her campaign paid for them. How difficult is that to understand?

    February 8, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. Ynot19

    Anthony.. Very good point..some of the arguments are amazing along with being incorrect. You are correct, both are very good candidates and if we Dems remain devisive til the end, McCain should thank them during his victory speech. I was undecided; however, the reality of how the "Clintons" will energize the GOP and that McCain will win the independents is just too much to vote for HIllary. Remember we are trying to win a presidency not a Democratic nomination... I am voting for Obama

    February 8, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  15. Tired

    Tired of uninformed saying Obama has no policies. They are on his homepage, and several other public websites.

    Tired of people fawning over the "me" candidate, instead of the "we" candidate.

    Tired of people who think anyone who doesn't like Hillary dislikes women, or doesn't want a woman in office. Maybe we just don't like her?

    Tired of the people who support people and policies they obviously don't understand, and make this clear when they try to talk about them.

    Tired of people believing every stupid rumor that bashers try to spead about Obama.

    Tired of the fighting that occurs because the feral tactics from the get-go by Clinton has brought out the defensiveness in the Obama supporters, in spite of the attempts to keep it civil. If someone calls someone you trust bad names long enough, you're going to start returning the favor.

    Tired of people talking about Obama's lack of experience, and then talking about how much Hillary has. Neither of them has been president before, and nothing can prepare you for that. They have ex-presidents and ex-VPs to advise them, but its still not the same.

    February 8, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. Ready4Hillary

    ~~~~~~~~~ GOOO HILLLARRYYYYYY ~~~~~~~

    WITH YOU ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DONATE .....DONATE.........DONATE....FOR OUR FUTURE!!!

    February 8, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  17. norb

    Hillary/Wes Clark. They can hire Obama to be the speech writer.

    February 8, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  18. John Smith,TX

    Hillary we are beyong you.I just donated $100.00 and I am very proud. People let send her some money for the cause. anything you got please supporte the cause. Obama is bragging for his war chest in money. Hillary is the real deal folks. The real democrats support Hillary.

    February 8, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  19. ABB

    Think-FL: Can you substantiate those numbers that you state? You KNOW that that many people HATE Hillary? Where do the numbers that are reported from the caucuses coming from? Why is this the close race that it is?
    Just because you might have enough dislike for Hillary for two people, doesn't mean that everyone else has that kind of feeling. Get a grip, and start to think a little more clearly. You Hillary haters have become an embarrasment to any thinking voters.

    February 8, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. Bev, Houston

    WOMEN, WOMEN, WOMEN!!!

    Fake tears twice, before 2 important primaries, manipulation by making you think she was broke. How stupid and ignorant can you be? I think it is time for a woman president and also time for a Multi-racial president. Not this woman this time. GO OBAMA!!

    jJust because you are women does not mean you have to vote for a Woman with all the baggage, corruption, scandals, etc. NOT THIS TIME!!!

    February 8, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. Wayne

    Davide:

    Um, can you please spell McCain correctly?

    Maybe you can "hope" for some education.

    –wayne

    February 8, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. RichmondVAgal

    HOLLY,,, you need to take a math lesson..It averages out to about $106 (One Hundred and six dollars in case you don't understand!) That is the average, so some may have gave $10 and some may have gave more than $1000. What's the problem? I don't see one!

    February 8, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. O My!

    The big issue is not how much money, it's where the money is coming from. Hillary gets her money from special interest groups, the few in the population that can give the max, and oh yeah...herself. This just in! Hillary Clinton is endorsing (drum roll) herself! What a narcicist. Obama gets his support (donations) from the people that matter, American voters of all ages, races, economic status, religions, and genders. When he is President of the United States he only owes America favors.

    I am an American voter and I approve this message.

    February 8, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. matthew

    Wow. So much hatred from Obama supporters. That doesn't sound like the "politics of hope" to me...more like "politics as usual"!

    I was one of the people who donated to Hillary for the first time. And I will be donating again. Obama's true colors have started to come out, and it's hurting him.

    Let's go Hillary!

    February 8, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  25. Deann

    I talk to the peoples regarding comparing the choice of Hillary or Obama, they said: IF unfortunately, as because the special interest group and party they did something in favor Obama, ALL they are going to vote Republican McCaine for president rather than Obama, because all they know Obama's ability is worse than the current president Bush, we have no time to play game and let the error and mistake happen in our country again, WE CAN NOT TAKE the high risky cost for training. If the democratic special interest group or party in favor of Obama, it means telling American people what the intention they are… But the real American citizens will choice the best way to vote for the commitment to protect our country as need.

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