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. Jenny

    Has anyone considered the fact that John McCain should pick Colin Powell as his running mate?

    February 8, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. Steve

    Hey idiots, Obama has 5 more years of political experience than Hillary. Did you fail math, or just don't know that "First Lady" is not a political office?

    February 8, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Ann

    Jeff of Alabama.. This lady from Tn donated to Obama and 650,000 more..

    February 8, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. Lourdes

    Jeff of Alabama - who contributed to Obama's campaign? In January, me and 350,000 others who don't think "seasoned" political figure has the common citizen's best interest in mind.

    Also, isn't it interesting that the money issue was played up by the Clintons - exaggerated, even. It turns out (ABC news reported this) that her staffers ARE NOT going without pay. That was just another sympathy ploy to get people to donate.

    By the way, aren't Hillary supporters just a little suspicious of someone who finances their own campaign? Who are they going to be beholden to at the end of the day? Besides, did all of the millions that they have come from all of her work "defending children" because last time I checked, those types of jobs don't allow you to make millions. Perhaps the millions come from Bill's "consulting" in the middle east, Hillary's days as a corporate attorney, and Chelsea's 6-figure salary 'working' at hedge fund (I guess she's using her sick and vacation days to help her mom campaign- isn't that what the rest of us have to do when one of our parents needs are help and we need to take time off from work?)

    February 8, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  5. Think - FL

    Here's a question for all of you die-hard Clintonites: Why, if the Clintons are so loving, genuine and wonderful... can 1/2 to 3/4 of this country see them as lying, disingenuous, stop-at-nothing to get elected individuals?

    Are you really going to hedge that your perception of them is better than the 150-200 MILLION Americans that can see through their thin veil of lies and deceit?

    February 8, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. pops

    LEAH DEMARCO. BRILLIANT. WELL DONE. THIS REALLY TELLS YOU WHERE THE BILLARY PEOPLE ARE COMING FROM. NO MORAL VALUES AND THEY THINK THEY CAN LIE THEIR WAY THROUGH LIFE. THANK GOD FOR OBAMA.

    February 8, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  7. jean

    Go Hilary, were for you

    February 8, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  8. whoseyourdaddy

    That "girl" just won't go away!

    February 8, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  9. suzy

    There is a big tide coming.....
    I FELT THE TIDE TURNING YESTERDAY AND LAST NIGHT.
    THE HILLARY TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'VE SPOKEN TO SO MANY PEOPLE IN VA/DC AREA WHO ARE BEHIND YOU...
    ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO VIRGINIA
    GO DC
    GO MARYLAND
    GO NEBRASKA
    GO WASHINGTON
    GO MAINE
    GO LOUISIANA

    I AM PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 8, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. michael

    I donated. Hillary is one tough and knowledgeable woman. Hillary 2008

    February 8, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. wait a minute

    So now Hillary can get her 5 million dollars back from the campaign.

    February 8, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. thomasz

    Holly from MO needs to redo her math. 8 million divided by 75,000 = 106.66, not 11,000. She must be one of those "educated" Obama backers. She just doesn't add up.

    February 8, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  13. Theresa

    We gave $500 to Obama as soon as we heard of this. Will send more to Obama. I am not going to let this country be a trash can for the Clintons.

    Obama '08

    February 8, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Mani, NJ

    I think that it is great that Hillary's supporters are coming out and really making a difference. Its really up to us to make sure she gets the nomination and we have to make it happen. I think Obama and everyone that support him are treating this like its a game, when in actuality ita about us Americans and out future. She's a real leader with real solutions where he is a dreamer. At the end of the day, Obama's speeches will not get us anywhere.

    February 8, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  15. kate

    Hillary said, "I am the only candidate that can stand up to the Republicans." Obama said "I will reach out to the Republicans. This is not a blue state, or red state, it's the USA." It's time for Hillary supporters to realize Obama is the best candidate and has the best chance of defeating McCain.

    She has taken money from lobbyist, he has taken none. Think of the favors that Hillary and Bill will owe if that are back in the White House. Independents will vote for Obama not Hillary.

    Obama '08

    February 8, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. GoAmerica

    This is between past vs future. This is between looking backward or going forward. Change is must, we all want change. Electing Obama is surely a change. This time lets elect a president who cares for American People, who understand their pain and who can unite this nation for a common good. Lets CHANGE this government to a better government which respects individual rights as it is in the constitution. Lets elect a president who will focus on how we can change our source of energy most importantly oil. Electing someone who takes money from lobbyists won't bring CHANGE, cause after this election is over we will say "same old same old" Time has changed and we too have to. So Here I am requesting you to be real, lets live in the real world and not in the imaginary world where everything is in order. The bitter truth is there are millions of people who cannot afford to pay their health insurance, mortgages, college fees etc. The CHANGE we are looking for is for US. We have options to choose from. This time let us choose the right option so that we can have some CHANGE left after we pay our bills.
    GoObama
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    February 8, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  17. pops

    CNN. IS THAT LEGAL FOR YOU TO HAVE HILLARY BEGGING ON YOUR WEB PAGE? AND IF SO WHERE IS OBAMAS?

    February 8, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  18. ada

    Obama is just like a puppet.
    Hillary is a real leader.
    Hiilary 2008!

    February 8, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  19. D Louisiana

    The local paper showed the early voting numbers here in LOUISIANA..
    not who people voted for of course but WHO VOTED EARLY ...
    Its looking very good here in Louisiana for Hillary ...
    And its expected to be rainy during tomorrows voting ...
    I guess the people who really want to vote will show up ...

    HILLARY 08

    February 8, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  20. Phil

    Hillary and Bill are liars and they are supported by crooks. Honest ,hard working and your people donate to Obama.

    February 8, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  21. Elore

    Thanks to all that already have made donationsto those that will donate to ensure a better future for America.

    I did and will continue to do so as much as I can. You know every dollar counts.

    With God's help we shall prevail.

    February 8, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  22. Anthony

    Thank you again America for reminding me why the American people should NOT have a say in who becomes the next president of the United States. I, for one, enjoy reading user comments to see the nonsense arguments people come up with to support their candidates. Funny that 70% of people who voted for either Clinton or Obama said either one would do a stand up job as president.

    Great, BOTH Hillary and Obama are raising loads of money for their campaigns. This signifies that we will have a truly competitive election, which is as it should be. Both candidates would be good for the office of the presidency, and they are relatively equal in the popular vote, which confirms that they will likely both do a good job.

    Why all the bickering? Why can't we just have our say when we vote and let the rest sort itself out?

    Can't wait to find out who the nominee is- in August, when it's too late to surmount an ample defense against McCain or Huckabee. Good work, democrats!

    February 8, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  23. Davide

    I have contributed to Obama and will again ~ if Billary is nominated, I vote Macain!

    February 8, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  24. N Fulton

    The problem with the Clinton donors is that they are the big money interests of this country. Lets do it right for a change and let the people have a voice. Go Obama!

    February 8, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  25. Zach

    I am proud to be a Hillary supporter, and one of her new contributors. It is sickening the way Obama can distort words, comments, and speeches. This man also has a perfect answer for every problem, which is concerning...everyone knows what happens when someone is too perfect...look at history.

    Hillary cares about the country and her job. Among the three leading candidates, she has missed the fewest number of votes since announcing her candidacy. She has only missed 22%, while Barack has missed over 30% and McCain has missed close to 40%. Those statistics show that she is the right candidate for president.

    Many people are afraid of a woman running the country...they hate the thought of being under a woman and of powerful women...Those people need to get over their fears...

    Let's go Hillary...straight to the Whitehouse.

    Hillary '08

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