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. Texas

    Go Hillary I will donate more very soon!!

    February 9, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. M. Fitzgerald, Fl.

    And for comparison, how much more has Obama raised?

    February 9, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  3. David Snider

    Who cares.... Little too late

    February 9, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. BW, College Station, TX

    More from this Texas as well Hillary! Bill was great at Virginia Tech Tonight! Glad he is on our team!

    HRC Rocks!

    February 9, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  5. Kiki

    Poor Hillary. She lost 3 states tonight so she had to resort to using her money woes as news coverage. The Clinton machine keeps going and going...

    Obama 08

    February 9, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  6. GC

    I'll bet that's 100,000 donors who now wish they would have hung on to their money just a bit longer after tonight.

    February 9, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  7. Cph9680

    With all this money she still can't win today's primaries?

    Wonder what the problem is

    February 9, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. Tim

    Go Hillary, you will be a great president, one that will go down in history as one of the best.

    February 9, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  9. sgleonard

    I for one will not be wasting my money on this candidate as I refuse to vote for anyone who voted for the Iraq war.

    February 9, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  10. Madness

    We all know that the Clintons donated that money themselves. Please...

    February 9, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  11. Maryland

    count on me!

    February 9, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  12. joanna

    Me too!

    Hillary '08!

    February 9, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  13. Informed Democrat

    Me too!

    February 9, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. Andy

    aren't there more important things people can giver their money to. With the economy in shambles, doesn't it make more sense to spend the money to boosting our economy? Its great the amount of enthusiasm shown in both the clinton and obama campaigns, but why do they need to release the amount they raise/spend it only demonstrates the astronomical figures wasted on these campaigns. Don't get me wrong this enthusiasm in the primary process is great for democracy, but there are more important things this money can go to (charities, research groups, etc.).

    February 9, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  15. vl

    Don't worry Hillary, more to follow!

    February 9, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  16. Voter

    Sigh...why doesn't she just let the candidate who can actually WIN the general election get it? We can't afford another 4 or 8 years of a republican president and it'll be McCain's election to lose if she gets the notimation.

    February 9, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  17. rabblerouser

    She's doing well, considering the media's unrelenting smear campaign against her. It shows that there are a lot of people out there who want an intelligent, feisty person for president, not a rock star.

    February 9, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  18. Dolores

    I dotto that I am majorly donating soon, too!

    February 9, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  19. Rob Mitchell

    Even her advisers said her loan was a ploy to get more donaters. It's sickening that she's playing a pity card just to raise money. Be real Hillary! Get money for your positions on the issues, not because you can shed a few fake, calculated tears and press releases.

    February 9, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  20. Karina

    Hillary you represent a better future for this country – go Senator I will support you with money and more for as long as possible!!!

    February 9, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  21. TexasfirHillary

    Go Hillary, never contributed before but was thrilled to do it for you this time. Hillary supporters $10.00 goes a long way and more goes even further. See you at the rallies in Texas.

    February 9, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  22. Todd

    I voted for Clinton but I wish both would tell people to give their money to the people that need it. I see so many people losing their homes. They should debate more and let people hear them tell substance instead of little bits on ads. Just my thought!!

    February 9, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  23. John in Columbus

    ...and after today Texas it looks like she is going to need every penny of it if she plans to stop Senator Obama. Go Obama~Yes We Can.

    February 9, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  24. Aponte

    That's how we are!!!! And Next Tuesday, every Hillary supporter will give at least $10.

    We got her back!!!!

    Latinos con Hillary!

    63 delegates in PR for Hillary. Take note about it, jijijiji

    February 9, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  25. Josh

    Our country is heading towards economical crisis and a person who can't manage her campaign funds is going to run it?

    February 9, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
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