Hillary Clinton is reporting a huge number, $27 million raised in the third quarter – but has not yet divulged how much of that is primary money, which is the key measurment in gauging where she stacks up against Obama, who announced the raising od nearly $20 million in primary money yesterday. If she outraised him, that could be a major setback to any momentum the slumping Obama hoped to get out of this filing.
UPDATE: Clinton outraised Obama in primary dollars, $22 million to his $19 million.
Here’s the statement from Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle:
Our fundraising is through the roof! Hillary wanted you to be the first to know that this was our best quarter yet. More than 100,000 new donors. A total of $27 million raised — substantially more than any other candidate in the race. This is all thanks to you and your hard work. You — and over a million supporters like you — are working together with Hillary to create real momentum that will take us to victory. This is the moment when you showed that America is ready for change and that you are ready to make history. This is the moment when your dedication defied the skeptics. The early primaries and caucuses are coming up fast. We’re going to need your help a lot in the next few months. Later this week, Hillary will write to tell you about how you can get involved in our new field program and talk to voters directly on behalf of the campaign. But for now, I want to thank you again for all your incredible hard work and dedication. Hillary wanted to thank you, too — but I’ll let her speak for herself.