Obama, a senator from Illinois, and Clinton, a senator from New York, both had record fundraising totals in February. Obama raised some $55 million and Clinton $35 million.IF SHE DOESN'T CLOBBER OBAMA IN PA, THEN IT'S ALLOVER FOR HER.
Both have out-raised John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for the November election to determine who will succeed President George W. Bush in the White House.
But Clinton has significantly less money available than her Democratic rival because of higher debt and funds raised that can only be used if she becomes their party's nominee.
Clinton had some $10.9 million in cash left at the end of February compared with $31.6 million for Obama, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Campaign Finance Institute of the candidates' filings with the Federal Election Commission late this week.
Clinton had significantly higher debts -- she owed $8.7 million, not including the $5 million she herself lent to her campaign. Obama had about $625,000 in debt to be paid.
Subtracting the debt from her cash in hand leaves the former first lady with only $2.2 million for the upcoming primaries in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, which will be crucial to her candidacy as she tries to close the gap with Obama, who has accumulated more of the pledged delegates who determine the eventual Democratic nominee.
- RUSH CALLED FOR VOTERS IN TEXAS TO VOTE FOR HILLARY.
- WILL HE DO THE SAME AND MORE IN PENNSYLVANIA?
- HE'LL HAVE TO: TO DEFEAT OBAMA SHE NEEDS MORE THAN WRIGHT; SHE NEEDS DOREMI.