Obama raises $25 million

Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaComedian Hasan Minhaj blasts Trump, media at WHCA dinner Trump invites Philippine's Duterte to the White House Social media users rip Fox graphic on economy under Trump, Obama MORE’s (D-Ill.) presidential campaign almost matched Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) massive first quarter fundraising effort, raking in $25 million in the first quarter, the Obama camp announced Wednesday.

“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.