Obama Raises $25 Million

Senator surprises pundits with grassroots results
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Apr 4, 2007 4:31 PM CDT
Obama at a campaign event in Concord, N.H.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama has raised $25 million for his presidential bid, more than doubling his own projections for the quarter and falling just short of archrival Hillary Clinton’s $26 mil. Obama announced the figure to the Chicago Tribune today, revealing donations that have been far more diffuse than Clinton's—from 100,000 donors (vs. her 50,000).

Obama also took in his funds without PACs or maximum-legal-amount-per-plate fundraising dinners, Clinton’s cash cows.The Politico credits Internet fundraising, where the Illinois senator is excelling. Of the $6.9 million that came into the Obama campaign online, 90% were $100 or less. Obama’s cash will almost all go to the Democratic primary; Clinton refuses to break down her spending plan.