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. sandi from Arizona

    You know, if the Democrats had winner take all contests like the Republicans do, Hillary would be way out in front. She would probably be in the same position as John McCain is now: enjoing a clear lead with all the momentum behind her. Also, if the DNC hadn't been so stupid as to declare Florida a non-factor, the victor would be more clearcut.

    I think it is a shame to spend so much of the Democratic time and resources on a primary battle which could eventually split the party. Hillary Clinton is the leader of this party and I think it would be much smarter to line up behind her at this point in time. Let Barack gain experience, and a better understanding of how the world works, then he can be the overwhelming favorite in 2016.

    Come on Democrats....do the smart thing. End the confusion and support Hillary Clinton in 2008!

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

    Proud to be one of them!!!!!!!!!

    February 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. Sam

    And how much of it was part of the $5 million and possibly $20 million loan that Hillary is making to her own campaign? And why would she invest so much for a $400,000 job if it were not for special interests? I think I would go with the candidate that has more individual support, like Obama, than Hillary. She seems to have more support of special interests who she will owe as well as her own personal interests. More people seem to be speaking with Obama.

    February 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  4. Natalee

    As a new immigrant to this country, I am shocked by the way the Media, and CNN specifically, is so abviously pro-Obama.

    Will CNN address this issue? I am sure I am not the only person who thinks CNN is biased, right?

    February 8, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  5. teresa mason

    we love Hillary and Bill Clinton...Vote Smart Vote Hillary

    February 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  6. Amy

    So after her loan, she raised only $3 million. Not a big deal for a Clinton. Weren't the Clintons supposed to be this big money organization going into this? Maybe their support has moved to Obama.

    February 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. Travis

    How much of that is her own money? $10mil – $5mil = still less than Obama.

    February 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  8. Manny F

    Long live the royal family.
    We should change our name to the United Kingdom Redux.

    February 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. Dan

    OK. Cnn keeps showing how much Hillary of Obama raise. First it was 6 mill, then it was 7.5 mill. Now it is 8 mill.
    I suggest you wait an hour or two when you decide to post the next mill, because in all liklihood, it is just going to go up.
    Besides, I feel really creeped out that we have to pay for our next President nowadays.

    February 8, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. S.A.

    Obama is pulling in far more money from more donors and he is not having to make any loans to his campaign. That tells me all I need to know.

    February 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. mary Cusack

    Whoooooooo hooooooo!!!! You go girl!! Prove to them that we are just as good as they are!!! We are not idiots. just want to tell the elitist Obama Zombies that some of us do have college degrees and those of us who don't are far from low thinkers. My mother never graduated from college and she was the smartest person I know. She would have voted for Hillary just like she voted for Bill.

    February 8, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. BeckyB

    What in the hell is that DONATE to Hillary doing on the page????? Thought you were a news organization!!!! Where is a button for OBAMA, or John McCain. Just as we all thought. You guys are bought and paid for by the Clinton machine!! God help us!!! Clinton News Network!!!!

    February 8, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  13. Ann, MO

    Hillary "loaned" her campaign $5 million, so that means that she is still lagging Barack, any way you look at it. Hillary did not donate that money to her campaign, she will take the money from the little people that she uses and pay herself back. If she is so confident about her "cause" then why wouldn't she just give the money to her campaign. Once again, she is only looking out for herself.

    February 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. Jabari

    Is this now a battle to see who can pretend to have raised the most money?

    February 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. Nancy Tc

    Great job!! I am sure that Obama will try to waste time with asking to see tax returns.

    All I have to say to the Obama campaign is...move on. I don't want to hear another thing from the Obama campaign asking to see tax returns.

    We americans have far too much at stake and it is such a waste of time that you feel you need to verify funding.

    Stop the idiotic requests and lets get to where we need to be and that is resolving all the issues at hand.

    February 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  16. Serg

    Well Done!Go Hillary!

    February 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. Brian

    Wow, this should really help her on top of the $5 million loan that she and Billy gave her campaign. When you can't raise money from the people, just spend your own – look at how well that worked for Romney!

    Obama is the only real candidate left in this race that cares more about this country than about his party or the pursuit of power. He's the only one who cares about making change and not just "beating the Republicans."

    Vote Obama, and donate...often!

    February 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Rosa

    Sounds like fuzzy math to me! Maybe Bush is heading up their fund raising team.

    If she had to loan herself $5 million last month and then all of the sudden raises this much money – seems like someone is living at the "neverland" ranch.

    February 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. disgusted

    I wonder if she paid her $5,000,000 back to Bill with interest...

    February 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  20. Johnson

    All the republicans are now donating to her cause because they want her to win the democratic nomination to give McCain a chance to win the Republican nomination in November. If democrats are even decently smart, they will figure out that this is a ploy by the republicans to get her elected so that she can united the republican base for November. They are trying to kill 2 birds with one stone. Its surprising that this happens RIGHT after Mitt Romney drops out of the Republican race. Really makes you wonder.

    February 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  21. disgusted

    oh. and where are those tax records?

    February 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. Melissa, New York, NY

    You know what would be a great story for the political ticker?

    "CNN posts big 'Support Hillary' ad on their website"

    I don't know who should be more ashamed. Clinton or CNN.

    February 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. Eric, California

    The sleeping giant has awoken and donated! Congrats Hillary – more is on the way!

    SAVE US from more of the same in the disguise of "change" that Obama supports.


    February 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  24. Captain

    i wonder how much of those 75,000 new donors were women. So Clinton is strapped for cash, so she makes women feel sorry for her (just likeith the tears) and they dip into their pocket books. You know, the funny thing is that Obama raised all of that money last month and this month without even having to say whether or not they were broke. EVen after the 32 million dollar figure was released, no one budged. Hillary used the media by announcing her 5 million dollar "loan" and leaked the fact that her staff may have to work for free for February just so women would feel "obligated" to help.

    WAKE UP WOMEN!!! I know how bad you want your prie of having a woman president, but would you do it at the expense of having a deceitful and coniving politician running the country? WOMEN, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO REALIZE THAT HILLARY IS USING YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN WOULD????

    February 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Gayle

    This smells of exageration.

    February 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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