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. tampa florida

    too little, too late

    February 8, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. Kat, PA

    If you believe all of this, you all should vote for this idiot. The whole "Hillary had to spend out of her pocket" BS was just another Clinton lie to get the poor saps that support her to donate to her campaign. I call shenanigans!!!

    February 8, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Ron, TX

    She's no Barack Obama!

    February 8, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Damian

    Thatis $10 million in a week!
    Way to go Hillary!
    Wish I could donate in Canada.

    Hillary supporters should try to match that amount for each of the 3 remaining weeks of February! $10 million each week.

    Lets get to it people!
    Hillary 08

    February 8, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. Benjamin

    As the leader of both pledged and super delegates, Hillary deserves the support. At least she hasn't lowered herself to rock concert rallies that diminish the honor and dignity of the Presidential nomination.

    February 8, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. Mike

    Typical of the Clintons... I knew they were lying about being broke...gotta feel sorry for the aids that were duped into taking pay cuts...

    February 8, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  7. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Its funny...she plays her supporters..."I had to use 5 million of my own money" – and they open their wallets....its a ploy to get your money....I'm not sure who I'm more baffled by...the one who manipulates...or the ones being manipulated

    February 8, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  8. Jam

    Oh, how surprising... after Hillary plays the "pity card" people rush to give her money! How it is that millions of people cannot see through her manipulations is beyond me!!!

    February 8, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. Willie McGill

    I am delighted Senator Clinton is making inroads into her presidential bid. I sincerely wish her great success.

    February 8, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. Bill

    How much of this money is from corporate lobbyists? Clinton is the only democrat taking corporate lobbyist money.

    February 8, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. Sharon

    YAYYYYYYY!!!!
    I really think everyone supporting her thought she had tons of money, so everyone is now really coming through for her.....

    Why does obama's web site have innacurate totals for the deligate count????????
    Every news media's web site and tv coverage has her ahead by about 90+ deligates....he of course, fiddles with the numbers to make it seem like he's ahead.....THOUGHT HE WAS ALL ABOUT THE TRUTH AND BEING RIGHTOUS?????????
    Basically he's not telling the truth.........

    LOVED the youtube video of WHOOPI VOTING FOR HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 8, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Carl

    If CNN loves Obama, MSNBC lusts after him. Obama's campaign was just on MSNBC saying a dem could loose to a repub. They believe the numbers that say their candidate will sweep the 10 AA states. They believe the numbers that say their candidate will win the caucus states. Yet is convenient for them to discount the numbers that say the Dems will win the White House.

    February 8, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. Hillary go home

    yah the five million dollars that his wife loaned herself from her own pocket lool
    OBAMAAA 2008

    February 8, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  14. Roger

    Does that include the 5 Million she loaned her Campaign ??? LOL

    February 8, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  15. Independent

    What is this a ticker for how much money the campaigns are taking in? Who cares?

    February 8, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  16. George from Minneapolis

    What will all of the Hillary supporters say if she wins the nomination and somehow beats McCain(not likely) then does not get anything significant done in 4 years ?? What will you say then ??

    You will probally blame the Republicans for not working with her. Well, we are telling you now, she wont get anything done. She FAILED once to get universal health care, she will fail again. In short, if you want the same old thing in Washington, vote for Hillary.

    You have been warned repeatedly so dont whine later.

    February 8, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  17. Mark

    I'm curious as to how much of the money that she's raised is earmarked for the general election? There was an article on dailykos that stated that nearly 14% of her 4 donations were over the $2300 cap and would therefore have to be used in the general election if she got the nomination. Raising a lot of money may sound good but if it can't be used in the primary, it's not as impressive. Has anyone looked into getting both campaigns to release those numbers before the Q1 FEC reports are due?

    February 8, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  18. Yankee

    McCain will not win the Presidency without Mitt Romney as his VP in November! McCain has not locked in the Conservative Republicans yet. They will wait to see who he will pick as a Running mate. After Mitt's speech yesterday the Conservatives now know that Mitt was the RIGHT candidate. They saw his true colors in his exit speech. He will Return, Better, Ready, Stronger, Smarter and a Winner!

    February 8, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. Holly, Kansas City, MO

    So if she raises 8 million from roughly 75000 people, let's do the math.

    Average donation of almost $11000. Boy that Hillary sure does represent the working people of America!

    On top of that, this is all somehow difficult to believe when within the last 48 hours she claimed she was running out of money and "lent herself" 5 million. Something just doesn't add up.

    February 8, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  20. nancy valles

    Way to go Hillary!!! keep going .....we all Nurses love you!!

    February 8, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  21. Darren

    Whipty-freakin' do! Is it really news that the frontrunner with the political machine and name recognition can raise money? Not really. This is over-compensation for the fact that Billary had to invest $5 million of their own wealth in their campaign. Can we move on now?

    February 8, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  22. Sonya

    YES!!! Hillary's troops are rallying around her and we are determined to see her through to the Oval Office. We will continue to give and support her. Thanks to CNN for FINALLY showing something possitive if Hillary's favor. I guess you finally realized that all the thumping you've been doing for Hillary's opponent isn't quite working, is it?
    GO HILLARY!!!!

    February 8, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  23. John from DC

    Bill just got back from Kazhakhistan.

    More money is on the way.....

    February 8, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  24. Obama-man

    Another $100 from me was just sent to Obama in light of this news.

    February 8, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  25. sir james

    Perhaps the clintons' have never had problems raising money from day 1. is it true that the Imir of Dubai pays bill clinton 10 million a year so finding cash is no problem for them ? why all this fuss about loaning the campaign money and staffers going unpaid for a month?? Is this more calculating political spin to grab headlines? A phoney ploy ! designed to seek honest , hard-working people to contribute 50 bucks. beyond the issue of funding what implication does this have for american foreign policy , if this is true?
    ..
    The press should undertake a full and complete financial investigation to determine their real financial status.

    February 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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