April 3rd, 2008
10:25 AM ET
6 years ago

Clinton campaign to release March figures in two weeks

Moments after the Obama campaign announced that it had raised $40 million in the month of March, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson told reporters on a campaign conference call that the New York senator's fundraising figures for that month would not be released until April 20 - the official FEC deadline, two days before the Pennsylvania primary.

"We knew that he was going to outraise us, he has outraised us for the last several months," said Wolfson. "We will have the resources that we need to compete and be successful in the upcoming primary states."

He said the Obama campaign had already outspent Clinton's in Pennsylvania about 4-to-1 and that he expected her campaign would be outspent about 2-to-1 on TV ad buys going forward.

Wolfson added that they expected Clinton's tax returns to be released within the one-week time frame she had promised. Clinton actually made the pledge eight days ago.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (164 Responses)
  1. PA

    She does not want people to know how liitle money she collected. She also is NOT RELEASING HER TAX RETURNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We vote in 18 days in PA! We should be able to see the tax returns before April 22.

    April 3, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  2. ariel

    Oh, come on Wolfson,let's see how much Hillary raised in March.About one quarter of Obama's total?

    April 3, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. andrea benini

    Go Hillary!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. JN

    We all know she's broke, can't pay her bills or even health insurance for her own employees'...so anything you tell the american public will just be a lie anyway....and her tax forms will be "fixed" anyway...

    April 3, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. Cliff

    I'll bet my paycheck that Hillary won't release her tax returrns before the Pennsylvania primary!

    April 3, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. P Graber

    A vote for Hillary Clinton means never having to say you're sorry to the rest of the world.

    April 3, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  7. PA

    She owes her own High School $3000 for an event held there in February. She owes small companies money in Ohio. Her campaign will not return their calls and they can not pay their employees.

    She is running out of money!

    April 3, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  8. Wolfie

    More transparency from the Clintons.

    Please just go away.

    April 3, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  9. Bukky

    Why are they alway releasing things LATER... how much tweaking of the number do they have to do to her tax return and her donations. How can they say they arent hiding anything? All this just looks mighty shady

    April 3, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  10. April in Texas

    How is it that the Hillary can have a counter for the fundraising and yet there are delays on how much the campaign made for March? I don't get it... I am expecting those tax returns on time though NO MORE DELAYS...

    Obama 08

    April 3, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  11. Susan MO

    Clinton will be the democratic nominee. People are starting to see that Obama appers to be 'star struck' and will do or say anything to be in the news. And he showed a 'different side' when the guy wanted a picture. In fact, rude. He usually speaks negative in his speeches, and this is getting old.

    April 3, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  12. Helene

    The end is near ... and the sooner the better. Obama 09 !!!

    April 3, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  13. Brad

    Still raising money and failing to pay their bills, just what I would expect from the Clintons. Go home.

    April 3, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  14. julie

    I would like to see Obamas senate records please, you know the ones he cant find! Please Cnn, don't become msnbc, I thought we could trust you!

    April 3, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  15. Chris from San Antonio

    Need....water.....slowly....dying.....

    April 3, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  16. Hillary

    Hill, I love you girl, but what the hell are you trying to hide?????

    Still hanging on to my vote though
    Hillary '08 :(

    April 3, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  17. Lesley

    It is always later with these people and never now.

    I am so tired of the hiding. Even when nothing is there, the Clinton camp acts like roachs in the dark, always afraid to have the light shine on them.

    April 3, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  18. Patrick from CA

    Oh Wow!
    Thanks CNN..
    I did not know Clinton has been outraised by Obama for several months now and they have more TV ads.
    This is such a positive news for Hillary!

    April 3, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  19. Stacy Clarks,

    How typical of the clintons, not to release anything.....at this point, it is no longer relevant because OBAMA WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  20. Carlos

    the best sign that she is out of this race is this......hillaty needs to let go now.....

    April 3, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. Marc in DeKalb, IL

    Woo! 40 million, congratulations.

    Now maybe you can afford to pay your bills.

    Oh and if your tax returns are marked up as much as your schedules, don't bother. Selective disclosure is not *REAL* disclosure.

    April 3, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  22. Susan from Reno

    huh? why the delay....?

    April 3, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  23. Bob, Lyons Oregon

    Whats the deal, why is she not releasing her campaign fundraising figures for 2 weeks. Sounds fishy to me. Sounds like she is hiding something. Just like her tax records.

    April 3, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  24. Channell

    So we will see her taxes by tuesday?

    April 3, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  25. ANTI CLINTONS

    Why not now, it is just a political move of course, they are always trying to be dramatic in the Clinton camp...losers

    Obama released his, now Hitlery just wants to play games, she knows she is done for. Obama 08.

    April 3, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
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