Elections

Clinton raises record $45M in first quarter of campaign

In this Jan. 23, 2014, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
In this Jan. 23, 2014, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. AP

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign raised at least $45 million during her first quarter of fundraising, according to her campaign.

It is the most money raised during a primary in a candidate’s first quarter. President Barack Obama raised $41.9 million after launching his re-election bid.

Clinton raised the money between April 12, when her campaign officially launched, and June 30.

She is working to raise $100 million this year for the primaries, which is similar to what Barack Obama raised in 2007 and 2011. Even if she clinches the Democratic nomination early, she can still only spend primary money until she’s formally nominated by the Democratic National Convention in July 2016.

This money comes from a great mix of online and grassroots donations and smaller fundraising events, with 91 percent of donations falling at $100 or less.

Clinton is asking supporters to raise $27,000 for the campaign, making them “Hillstarters;” $50,000 making them “Hillraisers;” and $100,000 making them “Hillblazers.”

Candidates have until July 15 to file forms with the Federal Elections Commission that will outline where the money came from and how it was spent.

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