Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”
“Hillary for President” is already celebrating a victory, a presidential campaign fundraising one.
Clinton ‘double-team’ in race for campaign millions last week has paid off, to the tune of $36 million, so reports Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee, with $4.2 million of the campaign kitty raised on the Internet.
Since launching her campaign January 20, Clinton has raised $26 million in new receipts; $10 million was transferred from her 2006 senate reelection account.
Here’s the breakdown:
80% of the contributions were $100 or less,
Contributions received from residents of all 50 states (plus Washington, DC),
The Clinton campaign is touting the “staggering number” of the “historic response,” noting in March of 1999, incumbent Vice President Al Gore reported (only) $8.9 million for his first quarter.
Clinton Campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle pledges to “make even more history” going forward. In other words, even more money for Hillary for President.
How did the other candidates fare the first fundraising quarter?
John Edwards is thanking his online contributors, all 37,124 of them. John Edwards for President reports $3,288,935 received on the Internet through March 31, 2007.
The Associated Press reports on candidates’ fundraising results disclosed publicly to date: Edwards raised more than $14 million since the beginning of the year; Joseph Biden had total receipts close to $4 million for the quarter, including less than $2 million transferred from his Senate campaign account.
Barack Obama has not revealed his campaign’s fundraising numbers to the public. He is cited:
I think that we should meet people's expectations. More importantly, I think we will have raised enough money to make sure we can compete for the next quarter and beyond.
Principal campaign committees of presidential candidates report to the Federal Election Commission fundraising achieved through March 31, first quarter 2007, in official filings by April 15.
Clinton, Edwards, Obama…second quarter 2007 campaign fundraising efforts are already well underway.
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