Hillary Clinton is suddenly raking in donations over the Internet, the New York Times reports. Clinton took in $30 million online in February, and looks on pace for similar figures in March. That may pale before the $45 million the webizens bestowed upon Barack Obama, but it’s a landmark for Clinton, whose online pull had previously topped out at $8 million.
By now, Clinton has mostly exhausted the network of big-money donors her husband helped assemble, so she was in desperate need of a second revenue stream. Her camp has long held that Obama’s younger supporters are simply more web-savvy than Clinton’s older base. But once the campaign began focusing on the web—increasing e-mail donation pleas, for example—the money followed.