February 9th, 2008
10:56 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton raises $10 million since Super Tuesday

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(CNN) – Hillary Clinton raised over $10 million from 100,000 donors since the February 5 Super Tuesday contests, her campaign announced Saturday, as Democratic voters in three states and the Virgin Islands weighed in on the presidential race.

In a conference call earlier this week, Clinton Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe suggested that reports the New York senator had decided to loan herself $5 million in January were the chief reason for the recent fundraising boost, saying many donors had been unaware the campaign was facing a cash crunch.

He also said Clinton’s entire staff was receiving their full salaries, following reports some senior staffers had voluntarily offered to forgo pay for a month.

After the cash influx, the campaign began to air television ads in Nebraska and Washington State, which votes tonight, and Maine, where voters weigh in tomorrow.

UPDATE: Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a Saturday statement that the Illinois senator's campaign had raised more in the month of February than the Clinton campaign had, though he did not reveal the exact amount.

He added that more than 350,000 donors had contributed to the Obama campaign so far this year.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (86 Responses)
  1. Todd T.

    Way to go Hillary on your fundraising efforts. I’m glad my contribution helped add to a successful 5 days of fundraising. The Clinton campaign will keep up our efforts despite the media attacks and republican/independent deceit by participating in democratic caucuses to vote for Obama. Fortunately, the upcoming primaries over the next month will allow Hillary to accumulate large delegate totals towards her quest towards the nomination. Obama’s false sense of security will soon be hampered by the reality that many of his votes are to prevent Hillary from winning the nomination. Hillary supporters need to increase our efforts to offset the trickery being waged against her quest for the nomination.

    February 10, 2008 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  2. Sky

    How much did Oprah give to Obamas' camp? Or Rezco for that matter? Wasn't it around $47,000 from Rezco? Just curious.

    February 10, 2008 03:24 am at 3:24 am |
  3. Dorothy

    Go Hillary take to the max. You can not stop a leader. YES SHE CAN WIN. YOU GO GIRL.

    February 10, 2008 05:37 am at 5:37 am |
  4. RD

    We are just getting warmed up..... we have more resources to give Hillary to support and sustain her campaign. We are also looking forward to supporting after she becomes our President.

    This is how important this election is for us. We only have one shot to send the right candidate to the whitehouse ....that candidate is Senator Hillary Clinton.

    February 10, 2008 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  5. dale

    Well , I shall be the last one to comment, I suppose, as the last comment was 21 hours ago.. She was a good old gal in her time, but the U.S.S. Hillary has given way to larger, faster more efficient vessels that can carry a much larger payload and do it in way less time. As the crew of the fine old ship was about ready to untie her from her moorings and leave the port for the last leg of the journey home, some members of the crew were fighting, the owner of the ship stepped in, threw the pilot overboard and proclaimed a new pilot, a former captain who had once sailed fine ships such as these. But things were different now. The ship was listing quite badly, she was in dire need of a new paint job, and the crew was weary . Not only that, there were still dissention among the crew and food stores were low. The saddest part of the whole thing though, was that the captain wasn't sure that the places she had stopped before would still be available for refueling and the U.S.S. Obama had already long disappeared from the horizon, many days ahead in the race to get home.

    February 11, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  6. Melissa

    Go Hillary!

    February 11, 2008 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  7. Jeff

    How is Hillary going to balance the budget when she can't even balance her campaign.

    February 11, 2008 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  8. Norma

    Go HIllary: Our Latino communities are sending more contributions tor the campaign.


    February 11, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  9. Shumaine 4 Obama 08

    It's is so HILLarious to me that Clinton still has Latino voters. How can you support a candidate that has her views regarding immmigrants and immigration? Hillary is so sneaky, 1st she uses her "Afro-American Card" to get the Black vote and now she is using the "Latino Card" to get the Brown vote.

    February 11, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. The Obama Movimente

    Obama para presidente dos Estados Unidos da America !!

    February 11, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  11. Patrick

    Hillary won the Asian, LAtino and Youth vote in California. This tells me the only minorities going for Obama are African Americans.

    Hmm, I wonder why?

    CLINTON 08!!

    February 11, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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