Monday, July 02, 2007

Obama Passes Clinton

WOW!  I'm stunned by this number -- Obama outraised Hillary and Edwards combined (in primary money)!  He's still the underdog, but his odds of winning the nomination just went up a lot.

Obama Passes Clinton
A Clear Victory in Fund Raising

BY RUSSELL BERMAN - Staff Reporter of the Sun
July 2, 2007

Trying to cast the Democratic presidential nomination battle in a new light, a top aide to Senator Obama is tagging Senator Clinton as a "quasi-incumbent" and says the Illinois senator's victory in the second-quarter fund-raising race signals that he is the candidate most "synched up with the electorate."

Mr. Obama's campaign was beaming yesterday as it disclosed that it had raised $32.5 million in the last three months, outpacing Mrs. Clinton's expected total by $5.5 million and by nearly twice that amount in money that can be spent in the primary. In a separate memo, Mr. Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, added a new edge to the race by referring to Mrs. Clinton as a "quasi-incumbent" and saying the Obama campaign had expected her to raise $20 million to $25 million more than him by this stage.


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