By Jeremy Jacobs - 04/04/07 11:27 AM EDT
“This overwhelming response, in only a few short weeks, shows the hunger for a different kind of politics in this country and a belief at the grassroots level that Barack Obama can bring out the best in America to solve our problems,” said Obama’s Finance Chairwoman Penny Pritzker.
Clinton had raised $26 million, the most of any candidate in the first quarter, but Obama is close on her heels.
Obama’s campaign boasted $23.5 million in funds eligible for the Democratic primary race. The campaign received contributions from over 100,000 people and raised $6.9 million from over 50,000 donors via the Internet.