The Washington Times - March 7, 2008, 12:33PM
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Sen. Barack Obama says he raised a record $55 million last month, trouncing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s own fundraising haul in an announcement that deflected attention away from a potential Clinton comeback in the Democratic presidential race.\ \ \ Mrs. Clinton had boasted her own big fundraising news yesterday — saying she raised $4 million since her Tuesday primary victories and $6 million so far this month — but the Obama numbers dominated the political conversation as the Democrats looked ahead to the next contests.\ \ \ Mr. Obama, who took a day off from the campaign trail, told supporters in an e-mail that the $55 million set a new record, that 90 percent of the donations were $100 or less and that half were $25 or less.\ \ \ “From the beginning, this campaign has always been funded by a movement of grassroots supporters giving whatever they can afford. And unlike Sen. Clinton and Sen. McCain, we have never taken money from lobbyists or PACs,” he wrote.
herea fascinating story up todayhas the latestChristina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times