Hillary Clinton Dominates Presidential Campaign Fundraising

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has raised $26 million in the first quarter of this year, more than any other presidential candidate.

Of the Democratic candidates, former Senator John Edwards has raised $14 million, Governor Bill Richardson has raised $6 million, Senator Chris Dodd has raised $4 million, and Senator Joe Biden has raised $3 million.  Senator Barack Obama’s campaign has not yet announced the amount of their contributions.

Among the Republican contenders, Mitt Romney raised $20 million, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani raised $15 million, and Senator John McCain  raised $12.5 million.  This was a surprise to those who considered McCain to be the Republican frontrunner.

Most interestingly, Clinton’s campaign received contributions from 50,000 donors and that 80 percent gave less than $100 each. That suggests that Clinton’s support is not just with the big money donors, but that a large number of grassroots voters also support her strongly enough to donate to her campaign.

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