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Clinton Has $35 Million in Bank, Obama $32 Million

Sen. Hillary Clinton spent roughly $20 million in the third quarter in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and had $35 million left to spend in her primary quest, aides reported last night. Her chief rival for the nomination, Sen. Barack Obama announced late Monday her has more than $32 million cash remaining for the primaries despite also spending at a rapid pace.

Counting funds that can be used for the general election, Clinton had roughly $50 million in reserve when September ended.

Much of Obama's spending appears to have been on advertising in Iowa; a report from the Nielsen Company showed he has ran more than 4,000 ads in Iowa, compared to 1,662 by Hillary Clinton and 45 by John Edwards.

--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Post Editor  |  October 15, 2007; 8:17 PM ET
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Speaking as a Republican, I am happy that Obama and Mrs Clinton are raising so much money, especially Obama. It will take far more money than Hillary can possibly raise and spend to make people like her. And hopefully Obama will use his money to help identify the reasons why Hillary should never be president.

Posted by: JBaustian | October 16, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

I am an African and here is why Senator Hillary Clinton is ahead of the others

Team Hillary works 24/7, to raise funds for campaign and I joined to mobilize support for Senator Hillary Clinton.
I have attracted even international supporters to Team Hillary.

Potential 2008 U.S. Presidential Candidates

Senator Hillary Clinton leads all the way.

Current Results of public opinion polls.


Who is your favorite candidate for U.S. President in 2008?

[61221 votes total]

Hillary Clinton (8883): 15%

Barack Obama (7622): 12%

John Edwards (4964): 8%

Rudy Giuliani (4298): 7%

Mitt Romney (4253): 7%

John McCain (3388): 6%

Bill Richardson (3790): 6%

Fred Thompson (3723): 6%

Ron Paul (3606): 6%

Mike Huckabee (3302): 5%

Sam Brownback (2514): 4%

Joe Biden (2484): 4%

Dennis Kucinich (1954): 3%

Chris Dodd (1856): 3%

Duncan Hunter (1579): 3%

Tom Tancredo (1512): 2%

Mike Gravel (1493): 2%

The next President of the United States of America is Senator Hillary

Posted by: ConscienceofDemocracy | October 16, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I'm an Obama supporter, but I give major props to Edwards. Only 45 ads and he's still in the three-way horserace for Iowa? Unless the polls are wrong, that's some good groundwork.

Posted by: thegribbler1 | October 16, 2007 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Why is it that some people who don't like Hillary have to get so nasty all the time in their postings. It demeans them not Hillary.

I give Obama credit for raising great amounts of money and having many donors. I think it is a tribute to a chord he reaches in people.

But the reality is that he hasn't managed to translate that into gaining momentum in the polls. He has bought over 4,000 ad spots in Iowa compared to Hillary's 1,600 spots and she appears to have taken over the lead there.

I am not sure exactly what the reason is but it appears that much of it comes from her overwhelming support from women and seniors who make up most of the caucus attendees.

Unless he can break into those groups it will be hard for him to beat Hillary. But either way attack ads and attacks on other Democratic candidates won't make the difference.

Posted by: peterdc | October 16, 2007 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Here's an interesting article about the shady dealings that helped some of that money find it's way into Hillary Clinton's piggy bank:

Posted by: sunwolf78 | October 16, 2007 4:53 AM | Report abuse

So if we minus the $10 million she transfered from her senate campaign i believe Obama have more money than her raised for running for the white house. Also, Turns Out: Obama Still Found More Donors

When we got out first look at the third quarter estimates two weeks ago, it seemed that Sen. Hillary Clinton had attracted more new donors to her campaign than he did -- approximately 7,000 more.

But the final numbers give the edge to Obama in this category: he found 108,000 new donors and Clinton attracted 100,000.

That's 365,000 donors in all. 92.5% of all 550,000 donations Obama recieved have been for less than $250.00

That's campaign finance reform right there, isn't it?

Posted by: emmygell | October 16, 2007 12:49 AM | Report abuse

B202--never mind, the pundits have long decided that this is a two-person race. When Iowa and New Hampshire come around, Democratic primary voters will as well.

Posted by: bn1123 | October 15, 2007 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Weren't there other candidates in this race? I could have sworn there were.

Posted by: B2O2 | October 15, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

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