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Clinton Leads in Race for Maryland Money

The Post's analysis of campaign contributions from the Washington region show that, despite a surge of contributions from Prince George's County, Democrat Barack Obama is trailing fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton in campaign cash coming from Maryland addresses.

That's not necessarily a test of popularity--that comes next week when Maryland, Virginia and D.C. voters all participate in the Potomac Primary. But the flow of campaign cash does speak to a candidate's organization and in Clinton's case, willingness to take money from lobbyists and national political action committees. Among Republicans, former New York governor Rudy Giuliani raised the most cash in Maryland, before dropping out last week. That could well reflects the support he had from former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his fundraising corps.

Montgomery residents contributed $5.3 million to Democratic candidates, with about $2.6 million going to Clinton and $1.8 million to Obama. Obama's fundraising topped hers in Prince George's (where he garnered $325,586 of the $593,773 raised) and in Howard, Calvert and St. Mary's. Across the region, Clinton took in $10. 7 million to Obama's $7.4 million. McCain raised $2.5 million to Romney's $1.9 million.

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 3, 2008; 2:49 PM ET
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Hillary is broke. All of her donors have given all they can. Barack has wielded money from a much much greater range of donors, who while maybe not as wealthy are not tapped out yet, as they haven't reached their maximum of $2300. If this race continues, Hillary is done.

Posted by: steve | February 3, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

FORGET THE CASH ...

HILLARY HANDS REPUBLICANS DEVASTATING SOUNDBITE FOR FALL ELECTION ...

Feb 3, 11:40 AM EST

Clinton health plan may mean tapping pay

By CHARLES BABINGTON
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.

The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages ..."

"GOING AFTER PEOPLE'S WAGES" ...

IS THAT THE WAY REAL DEMOCRATS TALK? ...

THE REPUBLICANS WILL KILL THE DEMOCRATS WITH THAT KIND OF ANTI-WORKER, ANTI-FREE CHOICE RHETORIC ...

Posted by: MARTIN EDWIN ANDERSEN | February 3, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

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