April 3rd, 2008
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton raises $20 million in March

(CNN) - Six hours after senior advisers to Hillary Clinton told reporters her March fundraising total would not be released until later this month, campaign sources tell CNN her campaign raised $20 million during that time period - about half of what rival Barack Obama took in for the month.


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soundoff (238 Responses)
  1. LatinoNation

    It dosent matter all his money didnt get his victory in Penn. I dont believe money does really anything .

    April 3, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. Pho

    Drop. Out. Now. Lady.
    You are not ready for this regardless of what you say.
    You don't have the leadership skills.
    You are the worst money manager. Ever.

    April 3, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  3. s

    I was never a supporter of Hillary. I have always seen her and Bill's true colors. I think she should just bow out gracefully. I am not saying that because I support Obama, but she should just stop thinking of herself at this point. Let Obama focus on McCain, it is going to be a bloody fight. If she bows out I think I would respect her more.

    April 3, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. James Mo

    In other words, beware small business owners in states that still have primaries to go. If she can not raise enough money to pay her bills, when the election is over and Obama is finally named the winner, Hillary will not be able to pay you! Demand the money up front, or expect to take a loss because she can not spend the money that is for the General election to pay the bills that she will still owe for the primary.

    April 3, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  5. Audrey

    I can't believe people are scoffing at $20M. Most of Hillary's supporters are low wage earners so the fact that she can raise $20M is amazing.

    April 3, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. mary

    Keep fighting Hillary!!! Mrs. Edwards stated on "Morning Joe" that your health care plan is better than Obama's.

    April 3, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. Rena

    For those of you who believe Ophra has donated all the funds read the ad. Obama had over 216,000 new donators just for the month of March. So, trust me he has more than Ophra backing him. To bad we can't say the same for Hillary. It looks like she lost the big wigs and some.

    April 3, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  8. Yen

    Dina, Obama raised $60M in February and "only" $40M in March so let me ask the same question "I wonder why?"

    April 3, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. Andrew Kenneth

    What's really sad is the majority of this money will go to pay good for nothing consultants like Mark Penn, Carville,Wolfson and Singer.
    They have run an abysmal campaign and done nothing but piss the Super delegates off with their high minded manner.
    Seriously these guys were planning a coronation and not a nomination battle.
    I don't blame Hillary supporters for not contributing as much, theres no sense of fiscal responsibility from this campaign.

    April 3, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  10. julian

    This story has inaccurate facts. She really rasied 10 milion last month. After she pays her debts from the campaign she only has 10 milion remaining. Do the math CNN.

    April 3, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  11. W

    Nobama is running so many ads in PA that we are already tired of him and his ads. Wasting money and annoying the voters in a state he will not win.

    April 3, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  12. NancyL-64

    Why is Obama raising so much more money? More small donors who give often and more new donors. The Superdelegates are beginning to catch on that people feel part of the campaign THEY are funding. Obama calls for personal responsibility, and we, his loyal donors, phone volunteers, etc., feel responsible for helping to bring about the new political reality we want, by working for and paying for OUR campaign. We expect Barack to push for changes, and we will be VERY sure other elected officials know we expect them to help move the country forward. My generation helped end an unpopular war and extend voting and other civil rights. Now we get to help this generation impact the country's agenda!
    There IS a new day coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nancy, 64 from Tennessee

    April 3, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. @americans

    Give it up FAT LADY!!!!

    April 3, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  14. Brian, FL

    Florida for Hillary. They may not want to count the votes we cast for Hillary, but they have no choice but to count our dollars. i challenge each floridian who voted fror Hillary to give just $10 to her campaign. lets show Dean that he will not keep us silent any longer.

    The reason that Hillary got more votes in FL is because we want her to be our next president. We live in one of the richest states in the union, lets show how much we support our favorite candidate.

    Hillary '08

    April 3, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  15. luis

    If Rev. Wright was Hillary's pastor for 20 years, will you vote for her ? Knowing that he hate this country and is racist.

    April 3, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  16. CHERYL

    WAY TO GO HILLARY!

    HALF THE MONEY AND STILL LEADING!!!!!!!

    GOOD POLL NUMBERS!!!!!!!

    FL AND MI SUPPORT YOU HILLARY!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. David

    Hillary supporters are all whiners.

    Wake up! You're losing in every category

    April 3, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  18. Anna, SW Missouri

    How can Hillary make any statements about the financial institutions that have hurt homeowners, when she is hurting many small businesses, Mom and Pop businesses, by not paying her bills? If she only raised $20 million, and had $13 million in debt left from February, then she will not have enough money to run her campaign and still be able to pay the small businesses. If she is insisting on continuing to run and put everything on "credit" with the small business owners, when all is said and done, she will not be paying the small business owners. Her campaign is broke, but she doesn't care because it won't come out of her pocket, it will come out of the pocket of all those left holding the bag.

    April 3, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  19. Mimi in Chicago

    The TRUTH shall set you free Billary.......FREE!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. Tyler in Raleigh, NC

    Its done..... she claims she knows how to answer the "red phone" at 3 AM for foreign and economic crisis.

    Bosnia showed us what she would do at 3 AM. She would be "sleep deprived" and comment about snipers in the hills. Next up, nuclear war to take them and Sinbad out.... while she rides the unicorn to the next dream world.

    NAFTA and her campaign finances show us how she would handle economic crisis. She isnt paying small vendors, can not raise cash and keeps charging it because she has "hope" that it will take care of it self. As American as that is these days with the housing and credit crisis, it is NOT the leadership by example we need.

    April 3, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  21. Keith

    And how dare her say Obama can't win. People say never underestimate a Clinton. What they should be saying is don't underestimate Barack Obama. He gets stronger everyday. She needs to call it quits. He has run a much better campaign and the sooner she leaves the campaign trail the better for all of us.

    HILLARY. WAKE UP. IT'S OVER. BE A DEMOCRAT AND SUPPORT OBAMA.

    April 3, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  22. Brian

    Running. On. Fumes.

    April 3, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  23. tryme

    Hillary, you pledged to release your tax returns within a week – that was back on March 25! Since when did 10 days go for a week?

    I have no problem with you waiting till Aprill 15 or after, but if you say a week, then please make it a week. It's the American way.

    Will you pull the troops out as promissed in 1 year (52 weeks of 10 days weeks) too?

    520 plus days is not 1 year in my book.

    April 3, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  24. Marc

    and she still is winning in PA despite being outspent 2:1. Way to manage Oprah's money, Barack. Yes we can throw our money at Mr. Blank Screen. woohoo.... anyway, 5th or 6th anti-hussein message I've sent in that won't get posted.

    April 3, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  25. Sara from Arizona

    Hillary, stop the three ring circus you are putting Americans through, do one thing if you possibly can. Bow out gracefully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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