April 3rd, 2008
03:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton raises $20 million in March

(CNN) - Six hours after senior advisers to Hillary Clinton told reporters her March fundraising total would not be released until later this month, campaign sources tell CNN her campaign raised $20 million during that time period - about half of what rival Barack Obama took in for the month.

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soundoff (238 Responses)
  1. Teresa

    So with that $20 milliion she can now start paying the people that she own money too.

    April 3, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |


    April 3, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. Harvey in Va

    when clinton releases her tax returns apr 15 as she said she would nothing is goiing to change.......the race will continue as it has...so why do these people keep harping about taxes...get a life

    April 3, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  4. Tesa P



    April 3, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  5. North Carolina

    That's certainly a lot less than Obama, but then, her demographic is generally not as affluent. It does not mean that not as many support Clinton; it just means it's harder for her to spread her campaign platform than for Obama. I am still voting for Clinton! In any other year 20 mil would be phenomenal.

    April 3, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. Stacy Clarks,

    gerard morei:

    actually sweetie, its THE OTHER WAY ROUND!! as obama has consistently proved, he makes all his money from small donors, and first time donors (and no, oprah did not fund his campaign, there is a maximum amount people can give, which is 4500)

    so long story short, WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE funded his campaign, as it should be!!

    on the other hand, clinton can't tell us who funded her campaign


    OBAMA 08!!

    (and please stop with the "wake up America" comment, as if you are the only one in this 6 million plus people country that is smart and awake....get over yourselvev!!!)

    April 3, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. kris

    she absolutely should not leave. being behind in likability polls and in fundraising and she's still holding her own.

    April 3, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. Dan (TX)

    As the "best" candidate for president, it's amazing that you found a miracle and managed to release your campaign fundraising figures in 2 hours instead of 2 weeks. Amazing what the power of the press will do!
    Wow! As president, can you imagine her administration flip-flopping all over the place responding to every call by the press on every issue??
    Would someone please tell me why Hillary is "working the night shift," "dodging sniper fire", answering those "dreaded 3 a.m. phone calls"?? I hear Motel 6 is looking for night clerks in New York after the election! Hillary would be well qualified!! 🙂

    April 3, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. John, Indianapolis, IN

    Finally, the reality settles in – please leave the race with the tiny bit of grace leftover. Thank you, Hillary! Being a good senator will get my vote for you in 8 years.

    April 3, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  10. ACTION

    Obama is a good movement organizer and speaker, but technically, he will not be a good president. You can understand this from the history of the US, history of the world.....

    Other thing I want to say is that even Obama has a lot of money at the time of Ohio, Texas, but he still lost the contention.

    Today, the DNC has asked them to cut the spending, it is rediculos to say I will bring you more money while at the same time spending the money like tear apart piece of paper, doesn't it?


    April 3, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. Michael

    Interesting turn here.... Those bean counters really turned the screws to get all those dollars counted.

    From 2 weeks to 6 hours?

    Come on Sen. Clinton, can you please give us something, anything that we might believe you are saying?

    April 3, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. barbara from upstate NY

    I fear Hillary's campaign will use the last dregs of their money for an anti-Obama propaganda bombshell on April 20. They'll have had six weeks to cook something up.

    April 3, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. Phong Nguyen

    Hillary is a gutsy fighter! This is a first contest when people discount experience because they are charmed by S. Obama's talk of change! I want to see him change his church first!

    April 3, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  14. JohnS

    Really about time to quit Hillary.
    Save your legacy.

    April 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  15. Where is 4 to 1 results?

    Obama has been outspending 4 to 1 to Hillary. Where is the 4 to 1 results?

    He can get a lot of money, but not the right results. Is this how he managing this country too?


    April 3, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  16. Matthew, Buffalo, NY

    Do you people really know what you are talking about or are you spitting out something you think is witty? I am ashamed to be a Democrat and reading the garbage you children are writing.

    April 3, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. matt

    Its been proven she doesnt need the money to win

    April 3, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  18. "Keeping it real"

    Hillary owes my cousins money! They call but the phone just rings, and rings, and rings....

    April 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  19. Doc

    Yeah it is obvious that Hillary's campaign has been doing something wrong. My guess while not an educated one would be that they had one to many HAIR and NAIL days over there LOL. Jus kidding ladies don't get em in a bunch. But all jokes aside the Obama camp deserves alot of credit more than we a looking at. They have successfully involved the hearts, minds, and pockets of WE THE PEOPLE. TRUE politics! I'm a first time voter and i'm in my thirties I never believed in this system cause it never made logical sense. But Obama does, I'm counting on his judgement and team to make it happen.

    April 3, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  20. TN

    Frankly, I am sick of seeing Hillary on TV. Whatever she says is lined with lies and her personal ambition.

    She agreed with the other candidates that Florida and Michigan won't count, but now is changing her mind because it suits her.

    Pennsylvania should spare us all the pain, and vote for Obama, so we democrats can start uniting the party and stop wasting any more crucial $$ on this primary.

    And...McCain, he's now won the nomination, but what is he doing? He could be developing policies, trying out solutions to problems, but instead he is doing a "biographical tour" of the country. Another politician, like Hillary, who sees the whole point of this exercise as winning a popularity contest, rather than trying to solve real issues for the country.

    McCain and Clinton are purely in this race for their own perceived greatness.

    April 3, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  21. Jeff, TX

    Obama $40 million

    Average donation under $100

    Over 200,000 new donors this month

    Over 1.3 million total donors

    April 3, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  22. demo craxy

    Hillary's math test:

    a) I can run this country's economy

    b) I can ruin this country's economy

    Her Answer: b)
    YES she is correct she will ruin us, because she will pocket it all in, after all this is personal

    April 3, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. Felly

    Hillary is in a state of diminishing returns– economics 101.

    April 3, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  24. LJ

    Hillary won't quit until she's milked every cash cow out there that's contributing to her campaign so she can get her bills paid. It's not like the Clinton's haven't made millions since leaving the White House, she just wants the little people of America, in unimportant states, that are too small to matter, to give her the money so she won't have to use any of those millions already in her bank accounts, and also, who knows how that money ended up in their bank accounts. Maybe some of it's from her slumlord grandmother from Pennsylvania.

    April 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  25. Tex

    Here's what's so funny: Hillary's is unable to raise the same amount of money to be even close to Obama even though she had all the "fat cats" in her corner. Her fundraising effort is so poor that her campaign is not paying all their bills and Hillary and company are now being called "deadbeats." This is same Hillary who kicked off the campaign and considered herself the Democratic Preisidential Nominee Incarnate. This is same Hillary who was going to end Obama's campaign on Super Tuesday on February 5th. This was the same Hillary who led Obama in PA by 20 points in February and now is done to 9 points with three weeks to go.

    April 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
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