March 6th, 2008
01:01 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton campaign raises $3 million in a day

Clinton's campaign said it raised $3 million in the day after its string of victories.
Clinton's campaign said it raised $3 million in the day after its string of victories.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign has raised $3 million online since her string of victories Tuesday night, an aide said Thursday.

Since lending her campaign $5 million shortly before the February 5 Super Tuesday contests, Clinton’s fundraising fortunes have improved considerably, though Barack Obama’s campaign has continued to outspend her.

Donations to Clinton’s campaign climbed from $14 million in January to roughly $35 million in February. Obama’s campaign raised $36 million in January, and has not yet released its February fundraising numbers. His advisers have said only that the total is “considerably higher” than Clinton’s.

The New York senator won three out of four Democratic primaries Tuesday night, beating Obama in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island. Obama claimed a victory in Vermont.

1:00 p.m. UPDATE: Clinton's campaign announced it has raised $4 million since Tuesday's contests and $6 million in the month of March.


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  1. Shannon Shiflett

    what is this clinton hiding in her tax return?

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. Manuel TX

    Part of that $3ML came from my wallet.

    Go Hill! :)

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Deborah

    Her victories are truly amazing considering she didn't have as much money to spend. Go Hillary 08

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  4. Hussein

    Where did the three million come from?
    I wish the press would make an issue out of the most fundamental difference between the two Democrats:

    Obama does not take money from corporate lobbyists or PAC's.

    March 6, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. Realist

    Clinton has got her mojo back. This woman is really a fighter.

    March 6, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The money that is being raised by the candidates is getting outrageous. I wish we could raise that kind of money for charitable causes and medical research. I hope that voters really take a good look at what the candidate plans on doing rather than the money that they could raise and have raised in the past. Look at Romney and his lack of winning despite putting more money into the race and still not winning.

    March 6, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. Decline to State - San Francisco

    Will this extended campaign curb the ability of the Democratic candidates to tap these same contributors during the general election? How many times can you keep going back to the well? McCain now gets to start building his war chest for November while the Democrats keep spending and spending. Nobody's worried about that?

    March 6, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  8. Will from Cleveland

    She loaned herself 2 million again.....

    Check your Clinton leads Obama in teaxs causes title..

    It is Obama leading Clinton..Wake up …It is Morning already

    March 6, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  9. Will from Cleveland

    Trust Clinton News Network (CNN) for the spin!

    March 6, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  10. Republicus

    Before writing another entry, perhaps you should correct your previous headline "Clinton leads Obama in Texas Caucuses" count? The bloggers are already slamming CNN.

    March 6, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  11. RPF

    Dr. Ron Paul raised $6 million in one day...

    March 6, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  12. Blah

    And Obama's giving Clinton a hard time for not releasing information. His advisors know his campaign fundraising total, but won't release it to the media. At least Clinton has until April 15th to release her tax returns. We're 6 days into March now. Where's February's campaign money, Barack?

    March 6, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  13. Charlotte

    Obama supporters are smarter and wealther then Hillary supporters, therefore they should donate twice as much. He spent way more the she did and still lost. I think $35 million from the lunch bucket crowd is pretty darn good!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. FORUSA

    American people finally woke up.

    Hilary as the nominee, there is only one reason -– For American.

    Obama as the nominee, there are too much reasons.

    Cnn, you supports Obama for what? -- Just because u donot like her.
    But not because he is better than her as a president.

    You did it just for yourself, but not considering the country.

    March 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. Cat, MN

    Why hasn't anybody reported that Obama's campaign has had over 1 million people donate to his campaign? HE, not Hillary, has broken all the records, yet you still only report on Hillary's money. I guess all of Hillary's complaining about the media got to you guys, huh?

    March 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  16. Ian

    Psh. Ron Paul doubled that figure months ago. I wonder if she donated to her own campaign again.

    March 6, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  17. taruna

    As Always Very Delusional !

    March 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. Mary

    Can you get your headline straight???

    OBAMA is leading the caucuses, NOT Clinton. Thanks.

    March 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  19. andy

    Hillary was out spent 2 to 1 in Texas and Ohio and we all know how that went for Obama, they both have plenty of money to compete and now Hillary just bought herself a whole lot of time to convince democrats that she is definetly the best candidate for president. And isn't that what it is really all about.

    March 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  20. Raul Diaz

    It is ALL coming from her and Big Willy- that is why they won't show their tax returns. America WAKE UP...Billary will LIE CHEAT MANIPULATE play GUTTER just to gain power...Her campaign says "Yes SHE can"...Obama's says "Yes WE can..." BIG DIFFERENCE...

    March 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  21. Polly

    OH Clinton blah blah blah..........release your tax returns...........

    March 6, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  22. RP

    Hey, has anyone seen the article about Sen. Clinton and "NAFTAgate" on the Real Clear Politics website? I hope reporters check it out.

    March 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  23. Jose Card - Independent

    Ron Paul raised more than 6 millions in 24 hours online on December 16, 2007. He wasn't even close to being the nominee.

    Hillary claimed she is on the top of the dream ticket.
    However, the 3 million number doesn't support the usually expected outpouring support after a big win, unless yesterday's win wasn't really that big and it wasn't.

    March 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  24. paforhillary

    way to go hillary. i am sending my donation right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!kick obama's but!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  25. Brian

    Why isn't the media reporting on the fact that given the math and Obama's huge delegate lead, Clinton can't win?! She didn't win by big enough margin in Ohio, and Obama may yet win more delegates in Texas! The money doesn't matter, the momentum being fabricated by her and the media doesn't matter!

    She can't win, people! Keeping this race going is a huge, vindictive power play by her and her husband!

    Keep supporting Obama through this... her nasty campaign will be over at some point, whether she drags it all the way to the convention or not.

    Keep voting for REAL HOPE AND CHANGE, EVERYBODY! Not her lies and spin.

    OBAMA '08!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
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