February 28th, 2008
03:15 PM ET
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Clinton raises $35 million in February

 Clinton raised $36 million in February.
Clinton raised $36 million in February.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton raised $35 million in February, more than double what the New York senator raised the month before, her campaign announced Thursday.

Barack Obama spokesman Bill Burton meanwhile indicated Obama's total for the same period will be considerably higher than that, the AP reported.

In January, Clinton raised nearly $14 million, compared to Obama's $36 million. Earlier this month, the New York senator revealed she loaned her campaign $5 million in an effort to stay competitive with Obama heading into the February 5 round of primaries.

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  1. Tom Wittmann

    AND A LARGE PART OF THESE MONEY, PLUS A EVEN LARGER AMOUNT WHICH OBAMA WOULD NOT HAVE SPENT IF HILLARY WOULD HAVE CONCEDED FEB19, THROWN TO THE OPEN MOUTH
    OF THE "OH SO BIASED" MEDIA FOR A LOST CAUSE ??

    I AM SURE THAT SUCH COULD BE BETTER USED FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS !!

    TOM

    February 28, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. kigozi

    Now that the Money has rolled in, Hillary jump on the Express and go to texas and raise the votes needed...Mark Penn should get up and do the work he is being paid for

    February 28, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. Sam

    Save your money people. How many jobs did Hillary promise to Upstate NY? And she ended up with a net loss of 30,000 jobs in Upstate NY. Hillary has proven with all her promises, she can NOT deliver.

    February 28, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Geoffwjr

    How much of her own money did she use, Oh I forgot we don't know she won't rlease her tax returns like Barrack did.

    SHAMEFUL H. Clintons

    February 28, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. DrFill

    Obama can fall out of bed and get $35M.
    How much out of her pocket?
    DrFill

    February 28, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. HP Boston

    Obscene amounts of money will not help Barry/Obama win this race.

    HIllary Clinton will win, we will put her on the ballot no matter what amount of money is spent.

    Write her on the ballot ,Women for Hillary we ARE the majority.

    She is a shoe in and a WRITE IN! We can do it yes we can. WHY? B/C we can!

    February 28, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Lori cummings

    I hope she continues to raise a lot of money. We sent her money. I hope we prove the pundits wrong and she wins Texas and Ohio. I love her and her experience.

    February 28, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. Adam

    Atta Girl!
    Let the Comeback Begin!

    HILLARY 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. AJ, IL

    The Clinton campaign is trying to do what Obama's campaign did last month. Come on news media do your jobs. Does the $35 million include any personal loans? How many donors did she have? How much of the February amount raised can be used in the primary? Are we sure those donations are legit (i.e. no Peter Paul or Norman Hsu improper funding scenarios)?

    It is quite interesting and impressive that a presidential candidate can lose 11 straight primaries and caucuses post Feb. 5th by an average margin of 33% and still have her best month of fundraising ever.

    Let's recap $35 million raised in February (?) divided by zero post-Super Tuesday wins = Infinity (i.e. translation, equals WASTEFUL SPENDING).

    February 28, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  10. Chris

    Maybe people are beginning to wake up.... to the facts that Hillary is the only one that can turn this country around, and pull America out of its free fall! Hillary is the only one with a plan for everything. Hillary Clinton keep on keeping on..... !

    February 28, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. Jake

    Seriously people we must donate to her campaign. There's no way she can lose this nomination. We need her in the white house next year. I have never been so commited to an election as I am now. I like Obama but he just doesn't have the experience, the contacts, the international knowledge as much as Clinton. We can't let young kids who don't understand the real issues both domestically and internationally tell us who will be the nominee. This process has been so unfair (caucuses allowing anyone to vote, even if they're younger than 18, primaries that allow republicans to vote, etc) and it's about time we react heavily in Hillary's favor.

    February 28, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Karen

    Is it just me? I didn't endorse Mitt Romney's campaign for President. Mitt must be a savy business man since he has made millions in the business world. So I have to wonder, why wouldn't Mitt Romney "loan" his campaign the $30 or $40 million dollars he put into his campaign? Did he just miss that one? And why won't Hillary show her taxes?

    February 28, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. Ito, Yokosuka Japan

    $35 million, eh?

    Of course, the first $5 million will from donars will repay the loan she made to herself. The next $60K from donars will pay the interrest on the loan she made to herself.

    Where else can you give yourself $5 million and then get $60K in interest from the pockets of other people?

    HRC is a con artist and her donars have been scammed. She is laughing all the way to the bank for that payday.

    Expect more of the same if she becomes President. Give her credit though. She is obviously not that stupid. As for her donars? I'm not so sure.

    February 28, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. Rich in Seattle

    Guess we know what Hillary supporters will be doing with their stimulus check from Bush. Paying back their credit cards from their donations to Hillary. That will be pretty discouraging to do after she loses.

    They will call it the Hillary Hang-Over.

    February 28, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  15. Wilma, in Georgia

    Hillary can do it if the media will keep their opinioms to themselves.

    February 28, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. gene

    You go girl. Three local polls out today. Insider Advantage, Public Strategies and Belo. All three have Clinton ahead. Your having to overcome a biased media. Lou Dodds is the only person on CNN who told it like it was. Said you did good and it was almost a disgrace on how you were treated. American people by far and large are fair and they are just starting see how unfairly you have been treated. Its going to pay off in the polls for you, starting on March 4th. Take a word out of Harry Truman play book and"give em Hell".

    February 28, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  17. Arlington Texas

    So where is the her TAX RETURN,

    The Clinton are still hidding the money.

    February 28, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. jason

    It's really only $30 million, she has to pay $5 million herself back. Will she pay herself interest ? She sould just drop out now and give all that money to people who need it instead of paying for TV air time in what is turning out to be a loosing battle.

    February 28, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  19. Rom

    OK stop it now!
    We have enough of how much each campaign raises or which one has a better middle name. This election should me about America and nothing else

    February 28, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. Arnold from Gunnison, CO

    Good for you Hillary. But I think the race on who can raise more money is already over.

    February 28, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. HM

    That's my future president. One that can make things happen.

    February 28, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  22. Melinda -somewhere in the USA

    good for you Hillary, now you know that you real friends are the little people who contribute to your campain.
    GO HILLARY.!
    Now that we have a woman who has the qualifications, tenacity and strength to get this far.

    February 28, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  23. Obama Guy

    I gurantee Obama about double that...he was at 35 million at the middle of the month...this election is over anyway...Obama in my eyes is already the nominated candiate for the party...they just need hilary's camp to suffer the death blow of losing another state to tell her its over.

    February 28, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  24. Mike

    If I were her, I would pay myself back.

    February 28, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  25. Jay

    for some reason i think that her campaign was compelled to release this information in hopes of a sign of health for the campaign, but i think that obama may raise more than 50 million in the same period

    February 28, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
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