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Barack Obama: The $ 55 Million Man

by @ 3:31 pm on March 6, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Last month, Barack Obama blew everyone away when he announced that his campaign had raised $ 36 million in January.

Well, this month is even bigger:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrat Barack Obama has raised a record $55 million in February for his presidential campaign.

The amount eclipses rival Hillary Rodham Clinton’s own substantial fundraising for the month.

The campaign’s announcement comes two days after Obama lost three out of four primaries to Clinton. Clinton’s victories stopped his winning streak and extended the race into an unpredictable future.

More than $54 million of the February money was for the primary election. It was the second fundraising record set by Obama. He raised $36 million in January, more than any other presidential candidate who has ever been in a contested primary.

That’s $ 91 million dollars over two months.

An average of $ 1,516,666.67 per day.

And Hillary ? She raised $ 35 million last month, after raising $ 13.5 million in January.

That’s a total of $ 48.5 million over two months, or $ 808,333.33 — just a little more than 50% off Obama’s pace.

More stats:

* Contributors: 727,972
* First Time Contributors: 385,101
* Total Contributors – Campaign to Date: 1,069,333

Online Fundraising:

* More than $45 million raised online in February
* More than 90% of online donations were $100 or less
* More than 50% of online donations were $25 or less
* More than 75% of online donors in February were first-time online donors
* More than a third of those new online donors in February went on to engage in volunteer activity on My.BarackObama.com (planning their own offline events, making phone calls from home, joining local grassroots volunteer groups)

There going to need all of this and more over the next seven weeks.

3 Responses to “Barack Obama: The $ 55 Million Man”

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  2. marianne cooper says:

    WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU? IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BELIEVE IN THIS MAN! PEOPLE ARE SENDING BARACK OBAMA AS LITTLE AS $3.01! I CONTRIBUTED TO HIM. BUT I LIVE IN FLORIDA WHERE SOME JERKS MESSED WITH YET ANOTHER ELECTION AND MY VOTE DOES NOT COUNT!!!!!AND WHO IN THE DEVIL IS ALLOWED NOT TO PUT OBAMA ON THE BALLOT AT ALL IN MICHIGAN?? I AM OUTRAGED THAT MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA WERE BOYCOTTED FROM EVEN OUR CANDIDATES TO COME IN OUR STATE……WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON?????????? I AM LIVID ABOUT ALL THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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