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Barack Obama’s Momentous March

by @ 11:51 am on April 3, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

After that $ 32 million haul in January, and a record-breaking $ 55 million haul in February, Barack Obama brought in another $ 40 million last month:

Senator Barack Obama’s campaign continued its fund-raising tear in March, albeit at a slightly slower rate than the record-setting pace it set the month before, bringing in more than $40 million, campaign officials said today.

More than 442,000 people contributed to the campaign in March, with more than 218,000 of them giving for the first time. The average contribution in March was $96; the total number of contributors to date comes to 1,276,000.

By way of comparison, more than 385,000 people gave for the first time to Mr. Obama in February, when the campaign raised about $55 million and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton brought in about $36 million.

That’s a total of at least $ 127 million during the first quarter of 2008, an average of about $ 42 million per month, or $ 1.39 million per day.

Pretty amazing when you think about it.

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