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. joan

    big deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. getagrip, anywhere, usa

    Why doesn't someone question her as to where all this money is coming from? She had nothing a month ago, and now has millions. Even several millions from herself!!!!! That is a great way to connect with the "average working person" who can just pull out $5 million to correct their financial situations. Nothing like looking out for yourself – way to go Hillary!

    March 6, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  3. Jean

    Way to go Hillary!!! I am very proud for you. Jeep up the good work. Hillary 08

    March 6, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. Andrew

    HILL YEAH!!!!!!!!
    and i'll be adding 50$ today to help my girl out

    p.s Obama better settle for V.P REAL quick!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  5. Houston Texas

    Wonder where that money came from. Looks like special interests are doubling down their bets.

    March 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  6. Bill W - PA

    Probably donated it to herself.

    March 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. Sandy

    When is Mr Obama going to answer the questions about his Rezko connections, and the media going to report on the Rezko trail? Is Mr Obama being subpoenaed? This is important to the American tax payer and voter. We want the truth, before it's to late.

    March 6, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. Jed in Texas

    Hillary is so happy, it looks like shes yodeling.Theres nothing like cash in the coffers to make a heart sing.

    March 6, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |

    GOOD JOB HILLARY LOL....I'm proud of you if you keep it up you can maybe come to half of Obama's donation figures. Why are these people donating to a lost cause? It's over. She didnt even scratch the surface to Obama's delegate lead. You Hillary supporters are just to funny!

    March 6, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  10. Chris, Orlando


    Senator Obama outspent Senator Clinton 2-to-1 in Tuesday states. Goes to show you: Obama will not be allowed to speak OR spend his way to the White House.

    This HillRaiser is going online to give again!

    March 6, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  11. Kathy from Michigan

    Sen Clinton is on her way to Michigan to try to strong arm the delegates to the convention. The media should ask questions about a pending Fraud case in the Los Angeles Superior Court (Paul v. Clinton) which is being appealed. This could be the largest Campaign Finance violation in the history of Campaign Fianance. I WIILL BE SURPRISED IF THIS GETS POSTED. The Clintons have stiffled the media away from this case because it is so far reaching. This is what they are hiding!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  12. DC

    Go Hillary!!

    YES WE WILL!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  13. Jason

    the question is....

    Does or Has Hillary paid herself back for the $5 million she loaned her campaign in full now, or is she continuing to collect interest from the loan amount thereby making a little extra personal money?

    I would be interested in knowing if I were to donate money to her campaign if it would be helping go towards her needs to win the nomination or just lining her pockets.

    March 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  14. tim

    go Hillary, you can do it

    Don't anyone in here see the raciest on this campaign. Obama is black and he got 90% of black voters.


    March 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  15. Val in PA

    Good, she should use it to fund the "new" primaries or caucuses in Florida and Michigan. One with a potential VP for McCain and the other with a Hillary supporter. I would like to hear one citizen of either of these states say, "I want my delegates counted". Sure this is for the people of these states, give me a break. Hillary needs to get control of her campaign team, and then look to clean up other back yards.

    March 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  16. Brian

    Was it special interest money? Money from oversees? How much will go to payback the interest on the $5 million dollar loan? Yes she's charging her donors interest on that loan. 35 years of "experience" sure pays!!! How come they can tell us they raised 3 million in one day, but can make a few copies of her tax returns?

    March 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  17. Ron, NJ

    Lets set the record straight. Clinton's "comeback" was a net gain of about 4 delegates. Which means things have fundamentally not changed at all!

    We next have Wyoming and Mississippi where Clinton will lose and then she'll be worse off than before Ohio's election.

    So by next Tuesday she'll be losing by a bigger margin than before Ohio! Well, if that's a comeback...i hope she has more of them!

    March 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. vixtor

    two weeks ago i gave my first ever political contribution with a small amount for Hillary...after her new momentum i will keep on supporting her as much as i can...she needs to win for the good of all of us...

    Hillary 08

    March 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  19. States the Obvious

    I don't think it looks like she is yodeling but maybe something else. Ask her husband.

    March 6, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  20. Trev

    I see she is still raising large amounts of money, but the story fails to mention the fact that in the same time period there are reports that Obama raised $4 million. Once again she is still trailing in all categories (money, popular vote, and delegates). I guess some people don't know how to take a hint. It might be time to move on Sen. Clinton.

    March 6, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  21. Houston Texas

    If current trends hold, it will seem that Obama WON Texas after all.

    Without the caucus results, he is 135 pledged delegate ahead of Hillary.

    The only way Obama can't win the nomination is if its stolen from him.

    March 6, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  22. Mark

    So good to have full disclosure from Hillary! Now, about those tax returns and White House papers.... Who has funded the Presidential Library and where did the Clinton's source of enormous wealth, now estimated at $40 – 75 million come from? Yes, sorry, the American people do have a right to know about this situation. We would be foolish to believe that Bill's influence on decisions, based on prior clients and donors, would not color or cloud Hillary's judgment.... based on experience of what we recall from their 8 years in office.

    March 6, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  23. George T

    yep, I donated yesterday to her campaign.

    Hillary can do this!

    March 6, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  24. lugina

    GO Hillary...


    March 6, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  25. Lynn

    Will the $3,000,000 help her regain the lead in the delegate count?

    March 6, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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