April 02, 2007

Campaign Grind


From CNN: Record millions roll in for Clinton White House bid.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $26 million and transferred an additional $10 million from her Senate war chest to post $36 million in the first quarter of the 2008 fundraising cycle, the New York Democrat's presidential campaign announced Sunday. ...

Senior campaign aides noted that Clinton, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination, had raised the $26 million in a 10-week period, but still said their goal for the year remains at $75 million. Political analysts suggest the fundraising figure for Clinton and a handful of other presidential contenders is more likely to be in the $100 million range for the year. ...

It is likely Clinton will lead the Democratic field in fundraising this quarter, as her finely tuned political machine, honed during her husband's years in the White House, kicked into high gear. Former President Bill Clinton played a high profile role in the senator's presidential campaign in the first 10 weeks by headlining fundraisers and reaching out to key party activists.

And from ABC News: Bill Clinton Puts New 'Spin' on Fundraising.

This cartoon was suggested to us by reader Mike Baram.

UPDATE -- April 3: From CNN: Clinton slips, Edwards climbs in New Hampshire poll.

Posted by Forkum at April 2, 2007 04:37 PM