Clinton Campaign Hits Fundraising Peak

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According to a conference call held this afternoon, the Clinton campaign has bested its January fundraising haul of $14 million (a record for the campaign up to that point) with a stunning February fundraising haul of $35 million.

The pace of $1 million a day is roughly matches Obama’s pace from January. We have yet to see Obama’s February numbers.

The Clinton campaign is really hitting its stride in the money department. Campaign Chairman Terry Mcauliffe said on the call that their internet fundraising exploded when the campaign announced that Clinton was loaning herself $5 million, and that the excitement online has continued since.

This continues a pattern we’ve seen emerge this primary season: every time a candidate loses an important primary, their low-value online fundraising shoots up the next day. I guess it’s time for a new maxim. When it comes to presidential fundraising, nothing succeeds like failure.

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