February 28th, 2008
03:15 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton raises $35 million in February

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/02/28/art.clintonmoney.ap.jpg caption=" Clinton raised $36 million in February."](CNN) - Hillary Clinton raised $35 million in February, more than double what the New York senator raised the month before, her campaign announced Thursday.

Barack Obama spokesman Bill Burton meanwhile indicated Obama's total for the same period will be considerably higher than that, the AP reported.

In January, Clinton raised nearly $14 million, compared to Obama's $36 million. Earlier this month, the New York senator revealed she loaned her campaign $5 million in an effort to stay competitive with Obama heading into the February 5 round of primaries.

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soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Tim, MN

    Congrats Sen. Clinton!!! I now have confident in you now than ever!

    February 28, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. Jack

    Democrats are raking in the loot.

    Whoever the Democratic nominee is, he or she better not agree to public financing, despite Republicans who scream and shout and try to pressure the Democratic nominee into it.

    Why would Clinton or Obama need public financing?

    The only person who needs to finance a presidential campaign with tax payers' money is the person who can't raise any money: John McCain.


    February 28, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  3. Carrie PA

    Minus 5 million! Now, Hillary release your tax forms and records. What are you hiding?

    February 28, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. Viktoriya

    Hillary raised 2.2 millions in 48 hours on –line. These are donation from simple people who believes that she is the best candidate for the job. People donate $5, $10, $50.
    There is no reason for her to “drop out”. She has strong support from people who don’t switch.
    Hillary, you have our votes!!!

    February 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. Deidre

    I just went and made a donation to Barack, rumors on his site are that his February figure is close to $60 million!

    February 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. Ravi

    As her campaign would come to an end by March 1st week, she could use this money to pay back all the vendors and, of course, her own loan.

    February 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. Rick

    She should just consider it her retirement package and slip quietly into the sunset never to be heard from again.......

    February 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. K"Hussein"J, Dallas, TX

    I hope Sen. Clinton and her staff realizes that in addition to experience and knowledge which is needed in "managing" a campaign, they will also need a candidate with character and integrity in order to be successful. I suggest they put a lot more hard work into both areas.

    OBAMA, 2008!

    February 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |

    Go Hillary ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Those of us who appreciates experience and stand by those who have stood by us – are pulling for you. We have seen so many times how many in this country love to build up an "AMERICAN IODOL" even before they really know them, only to tear them down later after they get to know them, it a backward approach but we see over and over again. If you do not believe me, ask Britney Spears and Michael Jackson.

    February 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. logical

    Go Hillary!! You can do it. We are all behind you and support you 100%. You are the best candidate and a smart choice for President. Thank you for going on.

    February 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  11. Danielle

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don't anyone count her out yet, she's the comeback queen! 🙂

    February 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. therealist

    I wonder how much, at what interest rate, this multi-millionaire loaned herself this month??

    February 28, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Johnson Mugenyi

    At last her compaign is trying to come out of a recession.

    I still think if her compaign would experience such financial trials, then she should not be entrusted with the bigger US economy but it should be given to the Senator whose compaign has been soaring financially.

    Hillary is suposedly ready to lead on day one yet her compaign suffered such financial set backs!

    Go Obama

    February 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. Leslie Somerville, Seattle, Washington

    And you are worth every penny of it Hillary (Madame President)
    I will be sending another $100.00 on Monday when I get paid. Best investment in my life (and the lives of all Americans!!)

    February 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  15. jessica

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!


    GO HILLARY!!!!

    February 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  16. Dave

    Way to go Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |

    You're welcome Hillary!

    More to come!!!

    February 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  18. Texas for Hillary

    Awesome! We love you Hillary and WE NEED YOU!!!

    February 28, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  19. AJ

    I think Bill Burton needs to come up with a figure instead of just shooting off his mouth. And if Obama keeps raising all this money, I'd like to see his fundraising investigated. He's as crooked as they come and you know most of the money is coming from places it shouldnt. If Obama gets the nomination I will take great pleasure in voting for McCain. I have never voted for a republican in my life but Obama is a national disaster waiting to happen. I urge Clinton supports to do the same. If not Hilary then McCain '08!!

    February 28, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  20. carol

    so what. She still ain't gonna win. She is just a scandalous person. She acts like she cares. The only thing I hear from her is I did this, I did that, I was this. It appears that she feels that she is owed the nomination.

    February 28, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  21. Ron

    Not a surprise. The largest reason Hillary is in trouble is a POORLY PLANNED campaign. She also has made a few DUM errors that makes her appear as if she is looking for sympathy, which is not very Presidental. I believe it is too late for her to turn it around.

    February 28, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  22. Brian

    Fat lot of good it's going to do her when she's sitting at home on her sofa after Mar. 4 watching the race between Obama and McCain.

    February 28, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  23. Gavin



    MY FAMILY HAPPILY CONTRIBUTED to our former First Lady and future first Woman President...

    I'm proud of Clinton and proud of America !

    February 28, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  24. BrooklynZoo

    That is an impressive amount, wow.

    Can't wait to see how much Obama has raised – I've given twice to his campaign in small amounts this month.

    Let's wrap this up on Tuesday, yes we can!

    February 28, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. Pia

    A bit too late, don't ya think?
    The question is, did the camp really raise that amount?
    So many lies.... so little time.

    February 28, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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