Fundraising machine

Hillary Clinton shatters Obama’s primary fundraising record

Mark Kauzlarich/The New York Times


The Democratic frontrunner is running even further ahead of other candidates seeking the party’s 2016 nomination. That’s because the juggernaut that is her campaign raised a whopping $45 million from donors over the last three months. It’s a total that surpassed the fundraising record set by President Obama back in 2011. “The numbers are not yet final, but Hillary for America has exceeded our expectations and is on track to raise more primary money than any candidate in history during their first quarter in the race,” a campaign official reportedly said. The previous first quarter record was $41.9 million raised by the Obama campaign four years ago. Just after the numbers were released, Hillary posted a photo on Twitter showing a handwritten thank you note to supporters.

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