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Monday, April 2, 2007

Tribunes Sources: Obama raises more than $20 Mil

The Chicago Tribune reports:
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), a relative newcomer to the national political scene, is expected to report that he has raised more than $20 million for his presidential bid during the same period, the first quarter of this year, according to three sources in and around his campaign.
After the general campaign donations are removed from Clinton's numbers, Obama may have outraised her for the primary.

Clinton officials acknowledged that Obama may come close to matching Clinton's fundraising prowess, although they repeatedly expressed happiness with their own effort...

But political professionals say it is possible that Obama may exceed Clinton's take for the primary season when contributions are sorted by use for the primary or the general election. That would be a blow to Clinton, who had hoped to muscle her Democratic opponents out of the race with an overwhelming war chest.

Clinton officials refused to say how much of the $26 million she raised could be used for her primary campaign, a figure that should be readily available.

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