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Barak Challenges Hillary

Posted by shadmia on April 5, 2007


Barak Obama stunned the world of politics and at the same time showed Hillary Clinton that she is in a real race with a formidable opponent. He announced that his campaign took in $25 million in contributions for the first three months of the year. Just one million less than the historic $26 million raised by Hillary.

“It means we’ve got broad-based support, and I’m very proud of that,” Obama told The Associated Press while campaigning in Mason City. “We’re particularly proud that we were able to do this without any money from federal lobbyists or PACs.”

In an e-mail message to supporters, Obama said his fundraising success represented “an unmistakable message to the political establishment in Washington about the power and seriousness of our challenge.”
His campaign released additional details illustrating the breadth of Obama’s support. He had 100,000 contributors in the first quarter, with more than half donating online for a total of $6.9 million. Clinton, by contrast, had about 50,000 contributors and raised $4.2 million online.

Although Clinton herself had no comment on Barak’s numbers, her campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, issued a statement congratulating Obama and said the fundraising of all the Democratic contenders “demonstrates the overwhelming desire for change in our country.”

Rudy Giuliani, who himself had raised $15 million in Republican support, congratulated Barak Obama saying: “I admire his fundraising ability. It shows he has a tremendous amount of support,”


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3 Responses to “Barak Challenges Hillary”

  1. Great news for Barack Obama! Hopefully this will take Hillary down a notch.

  2. santoki said

    This is great news! One note, “Barack,” not “Barak.”

  3. shadmia said

    Santoki, Thanks for the correction it is of course “Barack”

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