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. Ivelisse

    Obama supporters are just plain BLIND: they write here about how she has not release her taxes and about he raising much more money and not being reported.....

    well: I have to say this to you Obamabots:

    She already gave a deadline to release the taxes, so sit still and wait....

    Where is the report on HIS MONEY????? well, for that to be reported, HE HAS TO RELEASE IT..... so, we are right here, WAITING FOR HIM TO FULLY DISCLOSE HIS FINANCES AS WELL.....


    March 6, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. MS

    If the DNC does not include Michigan and Floida, they should be very aware that these voters will be insulted and those valuable votes will go to the Republicans in November. I am a Democrat and I vote to fire Howard Dean. We need a real spokesman. This election is our chance to take back the White House and fix this broken economy among many other issues. So far the Democratic Party has been consistant as in all previous elections by NOT WORKING TOGETHER. Don't they understand there is strength in a brick wall but just a pile of bricks is a MESS.

    March 6, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Amy in Iowa

    Is more confetti on the campaign shopping list?

    March 6, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  4. Clinton's Texas Myth

    For those of you still claiming Texas, 8% of the vote Hillary received was from republicans???? This 8% makes up the 3% that she beat Obama by in the the Math.

    That means that approximately 100,000 votes came from people who HATE her and know that McCain will MOP THE FLOOR W/HER IN THE FALL.

    Now who is deluting themselves. She CAN'T win and the fact that she is willing to break up the party so she feels better speaks volumes to her LACK of character.

    I keep saying, she would make a good veep, but still has a lot to learn from the junior senator from Illinois.


    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. Indie in Iowa

    good job Hillary. For all of you who want the truth on Obama read The New York Sun's article "The Kenya Connection"

    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. TB, California

    Hillary didn't win anything. Remember, Obama closed the double digit gap in Texas – big win for him and Ohio got condensed from 20% to 10. I believe Obama was the big winner simply because he was projected to be BLOWN away by Hillary in Texas and Ohio and he did the opposite he narrowed the gap. For all those delegates she got barely anything. Wait til the caucuses come in from TX – he's leading there. Hillary if you win this it's because you cheated your way in with lobbyists' money, and promises to return the 'favor'. At least Obama is honest and is not willing to mud sling the way you are. Very immature and not someone I would want to lead the country by acting childish! Shame on You!

    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. 4Real

    Hillary who are your big supporters. The lobbyist or the older people on Social Security that is barely getting by. If you are elected will you really look out for their warefare? Everyone be aware that when Hillary is losing she never say anything or smile now she is all teeth and plotting to get her way. Watch Out for the Witch of New York it is not Halloween but she is riding her broom in March.

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. R

    Congradulationto Hillary, First a Goldwater Girl, now a Rush Limbaugh Girl.

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  9. Jeff Radun

    I think that CNN, should keep hammering Obama on the following

    1) The Nafta issue. It goes to Obamas credibilty when it come to change in the way politics will be run under his admistration.. If you are running on the change platform why would you say one thing and your advisers say something different. Then deny it and only admit it happened when you get caught.

    2) Resko, and his involvment with this man. This goes to his judgement .

    3) His church leader and church leaders involvment with Faracan. This goes to his judgement and his credibility. How can he be involved in a church for 20 year if his church leader praises Faracan

    4) Afganistan. He keeps bring up a speech he gave against the Iraq war and in that speech he says that the USA should be going after Alqaida in Afganistan. Yet he is given an important commity on Afganistan and he does nothing with it.
    Again credibilty. How can you give a speech against the war never having to take any responsibilty for actualy voting for or against it. Then When helping Kerry in his bid to become president say you do not know how you would have voted.

    March 6, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. Teresa, Austin, Texas

    Sounds to me like the only way Obama can win is by getting more money contributions. By the way, the people of Texas have voted and it is no way not even close to being an overwhelming vote for Obama. Wake up America!

    March 6, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. Bob, Lyons Oregon

    Well, if she does not have anything to hide, then why not show her tax returns and whitehouse records, seems fishy to me, and the clintons are known for their fishyness, and dirty tactics. They will wait for more states to vote, so that it does not affect their campaign, because Im sure that once they release their records they won't get the votes they would want. 3M in a day, most are probably from PAC's and Lobbyest's. I don't trust the Clinton's, they are too secretive and not trustworthy. She will do anything to win, including resorting to Carl Rove tactics.

    March 6, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    There are that many stupid people out there?

    March 6, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. dj

    Hey Diaz.. Get your facts straight. Bill and Hill, or Hill and Bill. We are still going to beat Obammaaa. You all have a problem with Bill so you take it out on Hillary.
    Bet your life was grand and alot better than now when Bill was in office.. That's a fact.....
    Go Hillary!!! California LOVES you!!!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  14. Randy - Denver

    Blah, and the rest of you Clintonistas who obviously ahve not followed the discussion we are NOT TALKING about the tax returns from 2007 (which are due April 15th) but the ones from 2006 which she has already done, it is simply a matter of her posting them, she will not until after PA.. guess she DOES have something to hide

    March 6, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  15. Marylou


    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  16. Daniel

    WAKE UP!... PRESIDENT BUSH preached "CHANGE, HOPE.... DOING THE RIGHT THING" When he was running for president 7 years ago!!! Obama's just like the rest of 'em... !!

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  17. Randy - Denver

    Mr. Obama DID outspend Ms. Clinton and managed to cut into her 20 to 30% leads in both TX and OH significantly I would say that was money well spent (and I notice no one is mentioning the number of REPUBLICANS that voted for Ms. Clinton because the Limbaughs asked them too.. oh yeah you only complain about them when Mr. Obama wins their support not when they vote for Ms. Clinton to keep the selection process going)

    March 6, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  18. mo

    Come on Obama camp it is 3/6 we want to know what
    was raised in Feb!

    March 6, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  19. Texas4Obama

    Tuesday evening when Hillary gave her speech she mis-spoke! Because you don't have to win Ohio to be president – John F. Kennedy DID NOT win the Ohio primary and he did become president – and so will Senator OBAMA!

    Obama – our next President of the UNITED States of America!

    March 6, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  20. brandon

    It is about math people. Hillary needs some real double digit wins to get the nomination from Obama. Her "win" in Texas was 3 point and that doesn't even figure in the caucuses. She needs to win by 20 points in states that she has poll leads in now and barely win in states that Obama has a lead in now. All of this just to TIE.

    PS Missouri is a better state at saying so goes the nation than Ohio and Missouri went to Obama.

    March 6, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  21. Brian

    Paul vs Clinton – illegal campaign contributions and we've heard nothing about it. This plus the failure to release her taxes seems like a BIG story!!! Also, the Gov. of PA involved too....hmmm strange bedfellows and politics.

    March 6, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. robert krisanda

    I think people are finilly getting the message.She is the best choice to lead.The group the Clintons pulled together in the past is proof that they know what they are doing,Remember those great 8 years of paying down the debt?Or do people have a short memory?

    March 6, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  23. Wants to see the money!

    The reason that the tax returns are so important….. think Cheney and Halliburton people. You can go online to the FEC website (PUBLIC/FREE) and see that Clinton has taken money from drug companies during her senate years. Big companies, etc. It's not just how much money she makes, who cares, its the source!!!

    It's about political favors, etc. Think people!

    Cnn please post this; don't put me in moderation like all the other times.

    Dallas, TX.

    March 6, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  24. catjax

    This is what the Republicans really wants to see. Democrats
    in chaos, out of control, and with no discipline. Meanwhile, they
    can now go ahead, raise money and campaign for the national
    election. We will end up losers again. Get the point? I might even
    vote for John McCain after all.

    March 6, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  25. mona

    I have never donated money to anyone's campaign and I am a single mom with 2 teenage kids but I believe in Hillary. I give 10 dollars every month. She is not perfect and is a Washington politician, so I am not blind to the fact that she has her imperfections but who doesn't? Yet I believe the time has come for a woman to be our Commander in Chief. Women since the beginning of time have long been entrusted with bringing a new life into this world, Hillary will definitely rejuvenate and revive the downfalls America has encountered these last 8 years with GWB.


    March 6, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
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