April 23rd, 2008
04:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton 'on track' to raise $10 million in 24 hours

The Clinton campaign is reporting a very successful fundraising day.

The Clinton campaign is reporting a very successful fundraising day.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign says it is on track to raise $10 million online in the 24 hours since the Pennsylvania primary results were announced.

"Senator Clinton's game-changing victory last night has turned the tide and resulted in an historic outpouring of grassroots support," Clinton Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe said in a statement. "Just like Hillary, our supporters have met every challenge and come through each time. Thanks to them, we will have the resources needed to compete and win as we move ahead to the next contests."

The campaign also said over 60,000 donors - 50,000 of them new - have given money to Clinton from Tuesday night through noon Wednesday.

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soundoff (487 Responses)
  1. jerome

    we are wittnessing another 2000 election unfold before our eyes. The DNC needs to step in before the party is damaged . I have never seen a public figure so desperate that they will do anything to win. I would not put it past Billary that they will pay to have something done to obama just to win. Hillary reminds me of nelly on the little house in the prarie very munipulative,dishonest,and she had to win everything and at any cost.

    April 23, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. Eric Thornley

    Hillary Clinton supporters in the future –

    "No! Hillary lost! What are we going to do? We can't vote for a black man. There goes our favorite old woman!"

    *Novermber 2008*

    *Let's vote for John McCain because we are a bunch of washed up jokers, We might kill the Democratic Party but at least Mr. Muslim Man won't be in the White House, A true white man will be in!"

    April 23, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  3. Rich

    Is that "10" as in "9.2" rounded up to "10" like for the Pennsylvania primary? Got to love the math there: round Hillary's percentage up and Obama's down and then subtract to get 10; next claim you've won a decisive double-digit win.

    And don't forget yesterday when Clinton portrayed a 2.1 spending difference as 3 to 4 times as much. But as much as we say "do the math," it's not about math at all. Hillary's response in the last debate when accused of lying was, "I may be many things, but I'm not stupid." Which as I read it translates to, ~'I may be a liar, but I think I'm smart enough – or you're stupid enough – not to catch on or care.'

    April 23, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. mk

    Great post, Perri! I was beginning to wonder if people are not actually listening to and discerning the actions of the candidates. Both of the Clintons have been caught in so many lies, and the public either doesn't listen or regularly sweeps them under the rug. Hillary may have some experience (although she IS claiming most of that of her husband), but her CHARACTER makes for an extremely bad leader. Our nation's condition is too critical to get this election wrong. We just cannot afford a lying, ego-tripping, scandalous divider in the white house for four years.

    One more thing – why would the general public be financing Hillary during a bad recession when the delegate math will never work out for her? Sounds like money in the garbage to me.

    April 23, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  5. Mia

    Does that mean that now she will pay those small business owners?

    April 23, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  6. People Trust Obama

    100% of Obama's money comes from the people. So he will owe THE PEOPLE in the end, not some Drug Company or Special interest Corporation . She has run her campaign finances into the ground and is in debt. $10 million, he has not.

    If THE PEOPLE have Given Obama Money Now and trust him, more than they trust her with there finances then they won't mind paying taxes, as much, if He is President because they know he will spend it only towards the well being of the country.

    To remind everyone... countries won't mind lending us money and working with us becuase they know he will actually pay it back ON TIME and work towards solutions, not instigate problems or want to fight everyone like Hill.

    She says she want's peace but all she can talk about is fighting, even if they are on her team

    Shame on you Hillary.

    April 23, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. Chris in Va.

    So after she pays the $9 million she owes she has netted $1 million, don't spend it all in one place!

    April 23, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  8. Viva Lady Clinton

    Donated $50 last night. It's not much, but we're so proud of you Hillary. Don't give up.

    April 23, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  9. Al, Sacramento Ca

    All of sudden all these Obama supporters became political experts, do you hear yourselfs on all of these comments? Stop being so negative and bitter because Obama hasn't been able to close her.

    Nine more states, two more months, let the people decide and shut up with all of your non-sense. Most of you it is the firs time you ever even voted or even knew what a primary is.

    A Democrat in 08!!

    April 23, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |

    10 million...

    all of it going to past debt....

    April 23, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  11. Typodi

    FYI Clinton is NOT Ahead in the popular vote.

    Here's what they have done - the Clinton campaign have taken the roughly 215,000 net votes Clinton gained in Pennsylvania, and added them to the popular vote count that includes the unsanctioned contests in Michigan and Florida, and excludes caucuses in four states. How's that for inclusiveness?

    It gets worse. That Michigan vote estimate? Obama wasn't on the ballot. If you count the "uncommitted" votes for Obama - all of them anti-Hillary votes, remember - that would add 237,762 votes to Obama's total.

    Which means that in Clinton's world, Clinton is ahead in the popular vote ONLY IF you exclude four caucus states, IF you include two unsanctioned states, and IF you "disenfranchise" every voter in Michigan who voted against Hillary Clinton.

    So I wouldn't get too excited about it.

    April 23, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  12. GL

    How many of the donars are republicans. Pretty shrewed investment on their part, as McSame will destroy her in the GE.

    Question is will she do the right thing and pay the people she owes, or will she mismanage this windfall, as she has her campaign, and remain in debt?

    April 23, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  13. Nikole

    ****WAKE UP*****
    She is only raising enough money to pay herself back (with interest)! Why would you give her any money? No worries, this fundraising will fuel Obama supporters to raise money, so in the end she will have $0 (due to debt) and he will have $50 million.

    April 23, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  14. saani tuker

    If people want to throw away good earned money thats's there business just dont complain about the economy in months to come.

    April 23, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  15. Tee

    may the best win.

    April 23, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  16. TN


    April 23, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  17. Wil

    Wasting money.

    1+1=2 or does it depends on what the word one plus one mean. Does it mean 1+1-2=0-130 delegates= -130.

    Who really wants to go through another impeachment, Bill with nothing to do running after interns in the white house. Maybe he will go to jail this time.

    April 23, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  18. Manuel TX

    I need to figure out how to contribute more to Hillary's campaign.

    I've hit the $2,300 limit...


    April 23, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  19. Jason

    Obama supporters have nothing to complain about. He makes SO much money that it's only fair Clinton makes some of her own so this can be a MORE fair competition (Obama still has more money).

    April 23, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  20. southerndem

    LIARS, if you look at realclearpolitics.com you will see even WITH FL she is behind in popular vote, pledged delagates and states won. Nice try Clintonites, keep lying over and over and you will start to believe yourself and maybe get some other uninformed voters to believe you, NOT THIS TIME!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  21. Anthony 02

    Hillary should just drop out and be a lawyer.....because she is a great liar!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  22. Chanda-Cincinnati Ohio

    Is she for real? Its not the 15th of the month, I thought social security checks did not come out until the 15th of the month. Her base is middleaged- old, scared, nostalgic, white women who believe electing her will bring this country back to the economic standing it had during her husbands administration. Get over it people ...those days are long gone!!! The future of this country is speaking , and no one wants to listen to them because they say they are too young to know anything. While we jack up the country, they are the ones who will have to deal with it after Hillary and McCain are dead and gone.

    April 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  23. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Hillary's numbers don't support your donations. Keep your money in your pocket.

    April 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. dave

    It is probably Republicans donating to her.

    April 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  25. Charles - Texas

    The sad thing is, once Hillary Clinton finally surrenders to the realization that she has no way to win the nomination, all of the money donated to her campaign by everyday hard working Americas (who have been tricked into believing she can win) will have all been spent for nothing! Hillary needs to be honest with her supporters, stop wasting their money and stop wasting the Democratic Party's time!

    April 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
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