Staggering

Barack Obama raised $32 million dollars in the month of January alone. That is a staggering amount of money, as the Washington Post points out and may very well indicate exactly why the Clintons have been so very, very negative with Obama.

The campaign of Barack Obama will report having raised at least $32 million in the month of January, a staggering amount for one month, campaign manager David Plouffe said this morning.

That included contributions from 170,000 new donors. That brings the campaign's total number of contributors to 650,000, Plouffe said.

Plouffe said the money came in at a consistent pace throughout the month, but the campaign's strongest day of fundraising came the day after the New Hampshire primary, which Obama narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton.

"We took a lot of encouragment from that because it showed the resolve of our existing donor base," Plouffe said.

I certainly do not remember anything like the sheer amount of money that is in play for this election. Unless Hillary Clinton's number for the month is close, she's in trouble.

UPDATE: Bloomberg reports it is the largest amount ever taken in by a pesidential candidate in January.

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3 Responses to Staggering

  1. feeblemind says:

    And yet HRC is still ahead in almost all the states that vote next week. The people with money on the line at Intrade are still betting on an HRC nomination.

  2. syn says:

    Whoever said Democrats are the party of the working people isn’t being truthful.

    $33 million in one month AND Oprah Winfrey?

    Bundles and bundles of money the Dems sure have yet all their voters are getting rebates?

    America needs a high Misery Index to cure this madness.

  3. old_dawg says:

    I’ve read on Drudge that the major economic muscle behind Obama is from the gay community. Wonder how that plays out in this?

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