Hillary Clinton's haul leaves the campaign with $31 million cash on hand
Her February haul is less than what primary opponent Bernie Sanders raised in the same month
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign raised $30 million in the month of February, the campaign announced Wednesday, less than what Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign brought in for the month.
Clinton’s haul leaves the campaign with $31 million cash on hand, a sizable bank roll for a campaign that will have to spend heavily during March’s primaries and caucuses.
“We continue to beat every fundraising goal and, more importantly, make smart and efficient investments,” said Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager. “Grassroots support is truly powering this campaign as the majority of our fundraising came from online donations.”
He added, “That support has helped Hillary Clinton gain momentum by winning three out of four contests in February, and eight on Super Tuesday. We move forward with a commanding pledged delegate lead and the resources we need to run a competitive race.”
Sanders campaign announced Tuesday that they raised $42 million in the month of February, an impressive haul for a candidate whose bright spot in the campaign trail has been fundraising. The haul is the most a 2016 candidate has raised in a single month.
Six million of that haul came on February 29, the final day of the month. Sanders’ campaign made a concerted push to break $40 million haul.
“Working Americans chipping in a few dollars every week are changing the way campaigns in our country are financed,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager. “Not only are we going to smash Secretary Clinton’s personal goal of raising $50 million in the first quarter of 2016, our supporters are putting Bernie on the path to win the nomination.”
Sanders campaign spent heavily in January. Though he outraised Clinton in January, Sanders ended the month with $14.7 million in the bank. The Sanders campaign has yet to announce their cash on hand total for the month of February.
The former secretary of state’s campaign, through the Hillary Victory Fund, also raised $4.4 million for the Democratic National Committee and state parties.