$55M Another Record Month for Obama

February take, mainly online, shatters his previous best of $36M
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2008 4:10 PM CST
Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks to the media on the plane in San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday, March 5, 2008. His campaign said today that Obama raised $55 million in February, $45 million of it online....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama has 55 million reasons to keep his chin up despite losses this week in Democratic primaries, the Chicago Tribune reports, with the Illinois senator taking in $55 million in February to shatter, again, records for political donations. About 750,000 people donated last month; $45 million came online—an amount that itself eclipses Obama's January haul of $36 million.

Obama's campaign, which will officially release fundraising details later today, said more than 90% of the month's take came from donations of $100 or less. Rival Hillary Clinton, who's now riding a wave a momentum after victories in Texas and Ohio, raised $35 million last month, far better than her previous best.