March 6th, 2008
01:01 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton campaign raises $3 million in a day

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Clinton's campaign said it raised $3 million in the day after its string of victories."](CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign has raised $3 million online since her string of victories Tuesday night, an aide said Thursday.

Since lending her campaign $5 million shortly before the February 5 Super Tuesday contests, Clinton’s fundraising fortunes have improved considerably, though Barack Obama’s campaign has continued to outspend her.

Donations to Clinton’s campaign climbed from $14 million in January to roughly $35 million in February. Obama’s campaign raised $36 million in January, and has not yet released its February fundraising numbers. His advisers have said only that the total is “considerably higher” than Clinton’s.

The New York senator won three out of four Democratic primaries Tuesday night, beating Obama in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island. Obama claimed a victory in Vermont.

1:00 p.m. UPDATE: Clinton's campaign announced it has raised $4 million since Tuesday's contests and $6 million in the month of March.

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soundoff (405 Responses)
  1. angela,roanoke va

    go hillary go !!!! you got obama on the run lets keep it up , hillary can do a mans job anyday, all you men who are voting for obama because your afraid hillary cant beat mccain , shame on you step up and vote for the right person, hillary can and will beat mccain

    March 6, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. dean

    Obama was way behind a month ago as Hillary was the presumptive nominee. Obama is running faster and harder and will beat her in the end.
    She is still saying she won Michigan and Florida.
    Isn't that lying and cheating???

    March 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  3. Mary, Austin, Tx

    More people are donating because during the Clinton years the U.S. had the best economic performance in history–high growth, low inflation, low unemployment, low interest rates, budget surplus. Bush has given us a recession, trillions in debt, stock market collapse, foreclosure records, and high gas prices. It is amazing how quickly we forget, so maybe Hillary can remind people that Democrats know how to turn the economy around...because they did it during the Bill Clinton administration!

    March 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  4. WW for Obama

    It really is a waste to give to the Clinton cause. There is no way she can win...just do the math! She is staying in just to stroke her own ego and it is costing our party a great deal.
    Please Hillary get out now and take Bill with you. We need to start fighting McCain and stop wasting time with you.

    March 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  5. LisaMpls

    "She stilldisgusts me, as do any of the people who hand her money." – Bill W – PA

    Bill W, you are disgusted by thousands upon thousands of people giving money to a candidate they believe is best for all Americans? That is silly.

    March 6, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  6. Todd

    Yeah us Republicans are voting for Hillary. Nothing like seeing the democrats fail because they chose the wrong candidate.

    March 6, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. Sabrina

    I just don't understand why Hillary is even considered a viable opponent let alone contender for the Democratic presidential nominee. I believe that she lies when it is convenient, she has changed her mind on multiple issues (she voted for the war, her husbands administration implemented NAFTA, her campaign slogan changes week to week), and as far as experience goes WHAT EXPERIENCE DOES SHE REALLY HAVE? The media, republicans, and Hillary keep pressing the fact that Barack has no experience – what experience does Hillary have being a First Lady does not qualify you to lead the country, we wouldn't have voted for Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, or Jackie Kennedy just because they were first ladies! I am sick of her, she doesn't answer warm to the press unless they agree to restrict certain questions but wonders why they are painting her to be the villain. Can't ask about her husband although he is actively campaiging for her, can't talk about his administration or presidency though she uses it every change she gets for the experience fact, can't talk about Chelsea and she is off trying to win superdelegates. Her latest tactic, the 3am ad, I am sorry as an American at 3 am in the morning I don't want that call going to Hillary, I just don't. I don't believe in her solutions, I don't trust her or her husband, and I believe they play dirty and unfair. Something about her makes me feel dirty, not inspired.

    March 6, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. Ruby marshall

    To Cat of MN and Brian,
    How would the media report how much money did Obama raise when his Campaign manager will not disclose the exact amount??
    And Brian, it was the American people who decided to keep the nomination process going, Sen. Clinton didn't lie and spin the election. Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island have very clear message: WE WANT HILLARY TO BE THE NOMINEE!!!

    March 6, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  9. LisaMpls

    Kathy from Michigan, you are posting your same off-topic comment here, too?

    Go to to get independent information about the peter paul vs. clinton case. You will see that Peter Paul is a convicted felon and that the independent source has basically said hogwash to his claims that have been failing for seven years.

    March 6, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  10. Trev

    Bill W:

    Sorry that we "disgust" you. That is a great way to unify the party, by the way. I wish Obama supporters were not so hateful.

    As for this delegate math crap, NEITHER candidate is goint to get to the magic number. So, the math favors neither candidate on the pledged delegate side. Where Hillary is making major inroads is on the popular vote side. She cut about 300,000 of Obama's lead. If she can catch him, it should be over. I don't think the supers are going to throw their weight behind a candidate who a majority of voters do not support.

    I like Obama and am not against him. I am for Hillary! If you are undecided, I ask you do make the same decision. Thank you.

    March 6, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. andrew jones



    March 6, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  12. me3

    Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Hillary is a fighter and whoever wants her to quit now is just afraid to see that fighting spirit. I thought that this was what being American is all about, pursue your dreams and be persistent about it. Wouldn't you want that from your president? This can also go in Obama's favor – if he can show that he is also a fighter since he seems to have lost favor from the media at this point.

    March 6, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  13. atlanta ga

    You know what nobody seems to be talking about ........if you take the states Obama has won including all of those small and deeply "red" Republican states where the Obama supporters faint and fall out , and so far Obama has won in places representing 193 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Add up Clinton's victories thus far and she has won in states representing 263 electoral votes.
    so you do the math who is closer to the electoral number @ being the president this fall


    March 6, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  14. All the Hillary bashers.......

    No matter what your political comments are – how about the issues?

    No matter what – Hillary is still a US Senator and is doing that job too – unlike Senator Obama!

    But NO MATTER WHAT.........they are both deserving of respect!

    It is the shallowness your comments that have me the most concerned for how you vote. Kool aide for sure – no substance!

    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  15. Drew

    Tax returns are NOT DUE YET. DUH!!!
    It's called April 15th. DUH!!!

    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |

    Will she have to give the money back when she loses?
    Did Hillary pay her vendors she left behind stuck with
    the unpaid bill? She is a liar and, God knows, we do
    not need another liar in the White House. The Clinton's
    lied while they were "sleeping" in the White House.
    And our voters want that again. Who would want to
    listen to her and Bill's voice on the News. I quess
    we would have to get new hobbies because T.V.
    New would become obsolete!!!!!!!!!!!


    obama 2008

    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. rich


    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. LisaMpls

    Newsflash: Obama did not originate "Yes We Can"

    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. LostFigs

    Everyone keeps talking about how Ron Paul raised $6m in a day; so what? Who is Ron Paul anyway? Is he related to Rue Paul? I didn't see his name on the ballot. I thought he went out with Thompson or Kusinich.

    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. Marie,

    Hillary where are your tax return? where are they?????? Hellooooo

    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. clare

    why should she disclose her taxes before April 15. Just because obama hides his true intentions regarding NAFTA, doesn't mean that Hillary is hiding anything on her taxes.

    NSM, in case you don't know, "Yes We Can" is a slogan that Huertas came up with and she endorses Hillary, not obama. obama used that slogan in an oportunistic way when he presented at a Latino rally.


    March 6, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  22. Art H

    Obama has been outspending Hillary 4-1 in several cases (including the Wisconsin primary) but Hillary thrashed him in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island, in all of which areas he has out-spent her 2-1/4-1. Seems like you can't buy elections all the time, even though it might work in caucuses.

    He has been swamping the airwaves with ads (including negative ones) and also flooding the area with negative fliers and in-spite of all that, Hillary still beat him in the big states.

    What does that say about Obama ? Sure he has had a lot of contributions/contributors but he does not seem to have used that money wisely or the voters are not buying his arguments willy-nilly as they did in the past (smaller) contests.

    March 6, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. wild schield


    March 6, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  24. Carole

    Obama – Clinton ticket – NOT

    Why on earth would Hillary be the VP – she would be showing HIM how to run the County. NO WAY.

    March 6, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  25. Tom,des moines

    Awesome! I just donate $100 and will do so in the coming day for Hillary Clinton and I hope everyone will do the same things. Vote Hillary 08!

    March 6, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
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