The Washington Times - March 6, 2008, 02:40PM
the fundraising news
\ I want to add some more news to David’s note about the state of the race.\ \ As you know, we’ve won 27 of 41 contests and have maintained our commanding lead among pledged delegates.\ \ But today I want to share another staggering number: supporters like you donated more than $55 million to this campaign in the month of February.\ \ That’s a humbling achievement, and I am very grateful for your support.\ \ No campaign has ever raised this much in a single month in the history of presidential primaries. But more important than the total is how we did it — more than 90% of donations were $100 or less, and more than 385,000 new donors in February pushed us past our goal of more than 1,000,000 people owning a piece of this campaign.\ \ From the beginning, this campaign has always been funded by a movement of grassroots supporters giving whatever they can afford. And unlike Senator Clinton and Senator McCain, we have never taken money from lobbyists or PACs.\ \ Senator Clinton has decided to use her resources to wage a negative, throw-everything-including-the-kitchen-sink campaign. John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination and is attacking us daily. But I will continue to vigorously defend my record and make the case for change that will improve the lives of all Americans.\ \ I need your help to continue this battle on two separate fronts. Now is the time to step up and own a piece of this campaign.\ \ Please make a donation of $25 today:\ \\ \ Thank you for your support,\ \ Barack

Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times