Obama Expects to Rake in $30M This Month

Half of record January millions were donations under $200
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2008 4:04 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses the media Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008, in Chicago. After his primaries and caucuses wins in 13 states, Obama dug in Wednesday for an extended...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After hauling in an epic $32 million in contributions in January, Barack Obama is expecting a near record-busting $30 million in donations this month. Even more striking, the candidate for change seems to raise most of his money in just that—change. Half of January's yield came in online contributions of $200 or less, many as little as $5 to $10, Politico reports.

Obama has already raised $2.2 million in a 24-hour period yesterday. Clinton, by contrast, raised $14 million last month, mostly in donations of the $2,300 maximum, and yesterday loaned her campaign $5 million. "Obama’s financial superiority is straining the Clinton campaign at this point," one analyst said.