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. PennStater4Hillary

    Clinton supporters are the 'silent majority'. We rise up and pull together when we need to, especially after all of the media implying that us Clinton supporters aren't as enthusiastic as Obama supporters. THe race isn't over despite of tonight's primary/caucuses outcome. We are fully committed to go all the way.

    Clinton '08

    February 9, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Jonathan Rodriguez

    It is Unbelievable how people believe all that comes out of Obamas Mouth, he claims he gets no money from Lobbyist yet he has no cash problems and raises more money than any other candidate in either party, give me a break if he is getting no lobbyist money then where is all that money coming from in a time when most Americans can't even pay their bills! people wake up! he claims he will bring change and it will be more of the same just wait and see.

    if Obama Wins I will cross the party line and Vote Republican for the first time in my life.

    February 9, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  3. peter s brosig

    Tim, the 90's are over so is win at all costs like the HillBill campaign!!!

    February 9, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  4. MARYANN Oswego IL

    She got my money on thursday..I plan to donate MORE!!! Hillary 08

    February 9, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  5. Randy G

    GO HILLARY! i WILL KEEP DONATING EACH WEEK. TEXAS, OHIO, IND, PENNSYLVANIA ,VIRGINIA PLUS MICH,FLORIDA SHOULD GIVE U THE NOMINATION. OBAMA WINS MOSTLY IN RED STATES. I BELEIEVE IN YOU FOR PRESIDENT!

    February 9, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  6. she rocks

    We call ourselves the silent majority because of the pro Obama media frenzy. What really motivates us is not so much Sen Clinton's need for money, but our need for a better economy that only she can deliver. For all those latte liberals and 20something Obama worshippers, he may be a rock star but ask the state of Illinois what he has done for them and then ask New York about what their senator has done. And if you're old enough to remember, ask yourselves how things actually were in the 90's with the Clinton's in office. I remember better economic times. Vote for Obama if you want to but don't say we didn't warn you when we go from a recession into a depression.

    February 9, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  7. Ben Smith

    A recent ciolor coded picture of delegates for Hillary showed Michigan in her corner. The National Party is not allowing those. Please clarify.

    February 9, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  8. Dee Ward Mena, AR

    Way to go Hillary....keep up the good work, you will be the nominee...

    February 9, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  9. Nell

    What's 161 delegates in those states? The fight is still far ahead based on delegate-count. Watch out for Taxas & Ohio.Then,PA.

    February 9, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  10. chris k

    people compare obama to JFK like it is a good thing. he almost blew up half of the U.S with the bay of pigs and the the Cuban Missile crisis. His message was good but his decisions were not.

    February 9, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  11. Dave, Santa Barbara CA

    I was liking Bill Clinton but really don't trust him anymore–he bites reporters and others.

    Okay, he only barks, but it's scary.

    He'd be a post-elective loose cannon.

    February 9, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  12. Justin

    Ralf Nader colone is Barak. He doesn't have any chance against McCain so here we go Bush 03 and we democrat are solely responsible for that. You can't win general election with just 100% black voter support and those caucas are joke they are the most liberal. We still have time to correct the trends unless another long general election night and 8 more years of McCains .

    February 9, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  13. guularh

    hillary will win wwhere winning matters

    February 9, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  14. wade

    Is this a Romney redux?

    35 years experience helping the poor and disenfranchised seems to be fairly lucrative. Good work if you can get it.

    February 9, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  15. what

    Still supporting Hillary, in spite of the CULT movement of OBAMA. Democrates should be aware of this, as it is sad for the party.

    February 9, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  16. DC

    Here Clinton goes again playing the poor me card... its all just as fake as when she found "her voice." If she wins, my vote goes Republican.

    Obama 2008

    February 9, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  17. James

    How much of this money is from lobbyists and corporate packs? Hillary is selling her presidency for money.

    February 9, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  18. Sophie

    We need to get everyone to get their friends to send Hillary so more money....just to help make a point and show support

    February 9, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  19. Ben Smith

    The state of Michigan was shown to be in Red Hilarys color. It IS NOT in the National Partys view

    February 9, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  20. CHIJIOKE

    CHANGE WITH DASCHEL, KENNEDY, WINFREYTED AND A HOST OF OTHERS LIKE THEM AS ADVIVERS TO OBAMA. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?.

    February 10, 2008 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
  21. CHIJIOKE

    CHANGE WITH DASCHEL, KENNEDY, WINFREYT AND A HOST OF OTHERS LIKE THEM AS ADVIVERS TO OBAMA. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?.

    February 10, 2008 03:15 am at 3:15 am |
  22. Ron

    1. A brokered convention is more likely to result in a loss for the democrats.
    2. Barack Obama currently has a 72 pledged delegate lead that will grow over the next week.
    3. Barack Obama beats John McCain in head to head polls, Hillary does not.
    4. To get a democrat in the white house, we should unite around Barack.

    February 10, 2008 03:16 am at 3:16 am |
  23. CHIJIOKE

    CHANGE WITH DASCHEL, KENNEDY, WINFREY AND A HOST OF OTHERS LIKE THEM AS ADVIVERS TO OBAMA. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?.

    February 10, 2008 03:16 am at 3:16 am |
  24. JRecto

    All the caucauses (except Hawaii) are done! Obama is strong on Caucauses but not on Primaries and yet Obama is trailed by Clinton with Delegates. Well, this means HAPPY DAYS FOR OBAMA SUPPORTERS AND CLINTON HATERS are done as well! CLINTON ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE! NO STOPPING AND MARCH STRAIGHT TO THE PROMISE LAND!

    February 10, 2008 03:17 am at 3:17 am |
  25. Todd T.

    Obama can have his little blue states attributed to open primaries and caucuses where independents and republicans are voting for Obama because they want him to win the nomination because they fear Hillary in a National election. Unfortunately, despite the convoluted and fraudulent efforts of independents and republicans, Hillary will still be the Democratic nominee. “Nice try though” by the republicans favoring Obama in democratic caucuses who will vote for McCain in the National election. Primaries and caucuses should be all closed because there is a tremendous amount of unfairness going on, and that is why Obama is winning the caucus state. Obama does not have a chance in a national election when most interfering independents and republicans will vote for McCain. Hopefully, the DNC and the Super Delegates will continue to support Hillary as our nominee and will not be mislead by the misleading open caucuses that are favoring Obama, where republican voters have admitted to caucusing for Obama because of their fears of Hillary Clinton winning the nomination.

    February 10, 2008 03:22 am at 3:22 am |
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