Sunday, April 01, 2007

Clinton leads in fundraising...or does she?

Considering she had the financial lead before the Presidential race began, if the election was based on your ability to raise funding? It looks like Hillary Clinton is doing well but we don't really know how well considering:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Democratic presidential candidates broke previous fundraising records during the first three months of the year, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton setting a high bar of $26 million in new contributions for the quarter.

Former Sen. John Edwards raised more than $14 million since the beginning of the year. Clinton also transferred $10 million from her Senate campaign account, bringing her total receipts for the quarter to $36 million.

Unlike Edwards, Clinton aides would not reveal how much of her total was available only for the primary election and how much could be used just in the general election, if she were the party's nominee. By not breaking down the amount available for the primaries, the Clinton camp made it impossible to assess how much of an edge she actually has over Edwards.

Then again, Obama hasn't released his totals, so it's assumed he hasn't done as well as Clinton and Edwards or he'd be rushing out there to release them.


Anonymous said...

There is a good chance Obama did very well and want to give Clinton her chance with the media and report their numbers the next day or two and get theri glory. There were about 30,000 more people who donated to the Obama camp than Clinton camp. Who knows what is numbers will be? Nevertheless, Clinton's numbers were very impressive and right around where expectations were.

Lisa Renee said...

If his numbers were higher than hers, you'd expect the campaign to want to make that an issue as to take away from Clinton's "glory".

Though the fact that the information was not released as to how much money donated was only for the primary does raise questions.

Head Spinner Scott said...

So far, I have raised about $1.27. And I had to transfer that from my beer drinking campaign. I am going to rely on ideas over dollars

Hooda Thunkit said...

Be very wary of politicians, money and "their numbers."