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. Miles

    It won't matter. Look at this evening. Momentum is squarely with Obama. Besides, half of that money raised is just to repay her for what she loaned the campaign last week.

    Obama is the REAL vote for change!!! Not 4-8 more years of another Clinton.

    Yes We Can!

    February 9, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  2. NC

    She had to somehow get into the news coverage tonight with an Obama sweep! In actuality, It's only 5 million since she will pay herself back her "loan".

    February 9, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  3. kdub

    so much for the ads in Nebraska and Washington... money down the drain.

    February 9, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  4. Chad

    More deception by the Clintons. And you people fell for it. I can think of a million better ways to spend your money than sending it to these multimillionaire candidates. Give it to charity.

    February 9, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  5. Alison, FL

    Ha ha ha...who cares??...I'm sure Obama is way past $10MM by now!

    February 9, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  6. Xavier

    I'm glad to see that Hillary is working things out!

    February 9, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  7. D-Illinois

    Hmmm Obama 35 mil in a month and everyone says he is exciting Americans. Hillary 10 mil in 4 days, you do the math!!!!!Go Hillary.

    February 9, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    waste of money if you ask me

    February 9, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  9. stirlingmclaughlin

    Interesting timing. Maybe they are trying to change the headlines. Why would they want to do that? Oh right...

    February 9, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  10. Independent in IN

    Still didn't help in Washington State, Nebraska, Louisana....

    BTW – how much $ has Obama raised since Super Tuesday? Last I check, it was almost $8M on Thurs.

    February 9, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  11. Spencer

    Barack has raised way more than that since tuesday. This wasn't bias at all...?

    February 9, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  12. Nancy Tc

    Great Job Hillary!! We want you and that is why we contribute!!!

    February 9, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  13. ATL-Wise

    I guess now she can repay her 5 million loan to herself, plus interest, which should leave the campaign ... about 3 million. Way to go Hillary. It's still a sweep for Obama. The American people are making their voices heard...loud and clear...

    OBAMA '08!

    February 9, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  14. ajyta besst

    Yes!!!! Hillary Clinton!!! Bring Bill Clinton home to the White House where he belongs and the USA will have two intelligent people living there again. Hillary is even better than Bill. Let her reign. She deserves to be president and she is the best person for the job. Vote for Hillary Clinton and defeat John McCain.

    February 9, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  15. wizzy

    ah yes. if there is one thing i've learned about sen. clinton this election season, it's that she is very adept at manipulating her supporters. the 5 million loan story was beautifully executed. and the recent speculation regarding the MSNBC comment will no doubt stir up emotions in the hearts of older women and ultra-feminists. well done, sen. clinton.

    i just can't wait to see what shameless ploy she'll pull next. it's so entertaining. i'm hoping for some tears, but perhaps bill might join the show too – double the entertainment.

    February 9, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  16. peter s brosig

    Texas,It's called sending good money after bad!!!

    February 9, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    Same story being reported again. Intersting it is the night of some contests...........

    February 9, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  18. Reality Check

    I would love to see Hillary accomplish something without the sympathy vote being a part of it. I would vote for her in a minute if it wasn't based on what Mr. Clinton did while he was in or some sympathy plow...emotions then Iending money to her own campaign....if she would just be a honest person I would back her 100% but since I don't trust her.....Obama08.

    February 9, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  19. White, Female Boomer for Obama

    Interesting her campaign would put this out in the middle of Obama's sweep tonight..well done Obama!!

    February 9, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  20. wanda

    I hope as the election progresses that Senator Obama shores up his speeches and not get too repeditive as the months go by. More substance and not so much of what the problems are, but what are the solutions.

    February 9, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  21. Guatemala

    I think if Obama gets the nominee and become the president he would last only 4 years as president I think Hillary can stand the two terms.

    February 9, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    A distasteful political stunt.

    February 9, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  23. Joshua

    So does this mean she can pay herself back? Or is that illegal somehow? Or...

    February 9, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    what a waste of money!

    February 9, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  25. Jorge Sanchez

    YEA!!!! ...Not really. Obama will announce he raised even more money at the beginning of the wee. Got Try though....Oh I like how the Media is pushing the rip between Black and Brown. Its mostly a California thing on other issues...Nice Try Again.

    February 9, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
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