National news sources are reporting early today that Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign raised more than $30 Million during the second quarter, which ended yesterday. That stunning figure even tops Obama’s haul during the first quarter of the year, when he reported raising $25.8 Million. Further, the Obama campaign has now reached more than 250,000 donors, a quarter of a million people, which makes Obama’s the first presidential campaign in history ever to have garnered this many financial supporters by the June 1st deadline.
Official figures have not yet been released by some of Obama’s rivals for the Democratic nomination, although the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., had said it hoped to raise about $27 Million during the quarter. The campaign of former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., is said to have taken in about $9 Million, which was about $5 Million less than his campaign raised during the first quarter. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was close behind Edwards, with his campaign reporting more than $7 Million raised.
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