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.