Hillary's $14 Million and Rising [Updated]

Updated: [Hillary Clinton's campaign website just posted that $14 Million has been raised with 143,000 donors. With donations averaging $125, the campaign has raised another $1 Million online in one day.]

Hillary Clinton is setting pace for record fund raising for the month of February. As of today, the campaign has raised $13 Million with over 135,000 + donors. The campaign's initial goal of $3 Million in 3 days after Super Tuesday quickly rocketed to $10 Million with 100,000 donors. Clinton's Super Tuesday wins include the largest and most coveted prizes, California and New York. She won red states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee. She won blue states New Jersey and Massachusetts, overcoming the high-profile Kennedy endorsements in Massachusetts to pull off the biggest upset of the day. She also won purple state, Arizona. New Mexico, which is still counting ballots, is poised to tilt into Clinton's win column as well.

The campaign website's home page now features fund raising and donor totals, and spotlights supporters' testimonials who are digging deep in their pockets and pocketbooks in a flood of support after Clinton loaned her campaign $5 Million of her personal funds in January.

On February 7th, the campaign issued the following press release:

Super Tuesday Victory Generates More than $4 Million Online in Single Day

The Clinton campaign today announced that it raised more than $4 million online in the day after polls closed on Super Tuesday. It was Hillary's biggest single day of contributions since the campaign's launch.

The campaign had set a goal of raising $3 million in three days -- and exceeded its target in less than 24 hours. The new goal is $6 million in 72 hours.

"We are gratified for this tremendous outpouring of support," said Clinton Campaign Internet Director Peter Daou. "From over a million volunteer hours to millions of dollars in contributions from thousands of online donors across the country, Sen. Clinton's grassroots support is a key part of her campaign's success."

In the past 48 hours, more than 35,000 donors have contributed to the campaign, helping Hillary keep pace with the combined fundraising power of Sen. Obama's campaign, MoveOn, and Sen. Kerry's 3 million person email list - to which Sen. Obama now has access.

Another grassroots effort hit the blogosphere, encouraging supporters to donate at least $10.44 by February 12th to help make Clinton the 44th president. As grassroots support and contributions continued to pour in, the Clinton campaign created an online "Thank You" book, featuring campaign trail photos and testimonials. In an email to donors, Clinton's message was clear: it's the people's campaign.  

"As the race for the nomination continues, I hope you'll remember that you have made this campaign your campaign. Our victories are your victories. I know that you are standing with me and that I can rely on you for help. And with your support, I know we'll win."

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32 to 7!! -- Obama Leads Maine Caucuses

According to a great ongoing results thread on Turn Maine Blue, Barack Obama now leads hillary Clinton 15 wins to 7 in Maine causus results reported so far. Also, Obama's victories have often been by very large margins while Clinton's are by smaller margins.

See: http://www.turnmaineblue.com/showDiary.d o?diaryId=779

There is also a very extensive debate thread at DailyKos at:
http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/2/10/ 133322/424/621/453996

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TIME - Obama 48, McCain 41 and McCain 46, Clinton 46

Since it will be so much fun to listen to all the frothing Hillary fans spin and wheedle, here's yet another poll that shows just how much more electable Obama is than Hillary. The Time mag poll released today shows that, while Hillary and McCain are tied in a national match up at 46-46, Obama has a statistically significant lead of 48-41 over McCain.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/ 2008/president/national.html

I'll also point out that Hillary leads Obama 48-42 in the same poll--in the interest of fairness, not something that there's been much of on this site in the past few months. (Jeez, I wish Lonette33, aka areyouready, had a day job--unless, shudder, this is it.)

On the other hand, the daily four-day Rasmussen Poll today showed Barack tied for the first time with Hillary at 44-44--a four point increase in the four-day rolling average in just one day. Oh boy, tomorrow should be a day for gnashing of the teeth among the Hillarians.

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Georgia Results Thread [It's 7p.m.]

A strong Clinton or Obama county is one in which their margin of victory is more than 5%.  A weak Clinton or Obama county is one in which their margin of victory is less than 5%.  A toss-up/tie is a county where the margin of victory is 2% or less.

Update [2008-2-5 19:0:10 by andrewalker08]:: It is 7p.m. and the polls are now closed.

Update [2008-2-5 18:39:34 by andrewalker08]:: The polls in Georgia close in about 25 minutes. For those of you wanting to follow the results from the largest state east of the Mississippi River (regardless of what Steve M may say), here's a direct link to the Georgia Secretary of State's website.

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Obama-Zogby-49 to 36 in CA!!, 45-42 in MO, 49-29 in GA

According to John Zogby, Barack Obama has surged to a huge 49-36 lead in California, up from 46-40 the day before, so Obama's Monday numbers must have been huge. Obama is also up 45 to 42 in Missouri, and 49 to 29% in Georgia. Hillary Clinton apparently stopped the Obamomentum in NJ and is now up 46-41 after being tied 43 to 43 just yesterday. In Missouri, Zogby has Obama up 45-42.

http://zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=14 46

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