MIDDAY BLOG ROUNDUP

Barack Obama's $40 million raised in March is turning heads in the blogosphere. The number is less than the $55 million Obama brought in during February, but as First Read's Mark Murray notes, "it's still a significant haul."Chris Cillizza suggests that the Clinton campaign announcing it will not yet release its March numbers is a bad sign. Cillizza notes that there are only two ways the race ends before June 3 and one of those is if Clinton's money dries up.Doug Mataconis at Below The Beltway adds up the total to $127 million for Obama during the first quarter, which comes out to roughly $1.4 million a day, a "pretty amazing total," Mataconis writes.The total makes Jonathan Singer at MyDD look toward Obama's potential for the general election. Singer says Obama's ability to raise funds will "expand the map and put more states in play."FROM THE BLOGS:Congress Can Only Hurt On Housing - The FoundryN.J. Senate: Replay of '06 Akaka-Case? - Jonathan Singer, MyDDObama's $40 Million Haul - Chris Cillizza, The Fix Border Fence Can't Fix This Problem - Andy McCarthy, The CornerJane Fonda: 'Obama!' - Andrew Malcolm, The SwampJimmy Carter Drops Strong Hint - Mark Halperin, The PageCrunching The N.C. Registration Numbers - Mark Murray, First ReadWhy Is The Pledge Delegate Count So Important? - TalkLeftOTHER NEWS SOURCES: Obama's Appeal State By State - U.S. News & World ReportClinton Tax Returns - ABC News

More in Blog Briefing Room

Voters want change from Obama successor

Read more »