At Last, a Win for Romney: $5M in 1 Day

Clinton, McCain seeing millions in post-NH fund-raising bounces
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2008 1:09 PM CST
Supporters cheer as Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., takes the stage in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, after her Democratic primary win in the state.(AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney bagged $5 million in donations yesterday, and aides called the more than 10,000 contributions a “solid affirmation of support” for the second-place New Hampshire finisher, the Boston Herald reports. The candidate said the donation bonanza showed “a continued belief” that he’s the only Republican who can win in November, the Los Angeles Times adds.

Democrat Hillary Clinton also picked up momentum, raising $1.1 million in the hours after her victory Tuesday—and $5 million more in pledges this week. Barack Obama pulled in $500,000 in online donations after Granite State polls closed. John McCain’s fortunes were somewhat less clear—his campaign is still sitting on his fourth-quarter figures—but he’s raised $1 million in 2008, the Arizona Republic reports.