David Kirkpatrick

March 6, 2008

February Democratic fundraising

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 10:41 pm

Both Clinton and Obama had stellar fundraising in February. She announced last week something in the ballpark of $35 million. He announced today and bested her by about $20 million with around a $55 million February.

From the Marc Ambinder link above:

By the numbers, Sen. Barack Obama announced today that he has raised more than $54 million for the primaries from a stunning 727,972 contributors — fully 385,101 of whom were new. $45 million was raised online; 90% of the donations were $100 or smaller; 50% was $25 or smaller. The campaign says that a third of the new donors also participated in some sort of volunteer activity for the campaign.

Not to be outdone… ok, to be totally outdone, on a private Clinton campaign conference call for 600 of Hillraisers, the candidate waxed effusively about her (less) impressive February totals — “I don’t know how we could have done any of this without your support,” she said. Actually, most of it was done without their support. $32 million was raised, of which $30 million came from online sources. Clinton was upbeat. She said she had spoken this morning to the mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, and looked forward to returning to Pennsylvania, particularly to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area.

And it looks like the money isn’t slowing down

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