Obama's $40 million March; Obama, Clinton hit California for campaign cash

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Lynn Sweet column
Sen. Barack Obama raised more than $40 million in March, his campaign said Thursday, estimated to be double the haul of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as the money race continues to escalate.

Obama's team has outraised and outspent Clinton's campaign for months, as both Democrats show a stunning ability to raise money.


In an ad that has started running in North Carolina, which has a May primary, Clinton says this about the protracted primary fight: "This isn't a typical election, and these are not typical times."

Obama's campaign said it had more than 442,000 donors in March, including more than 218,000 new contributors. That's important not only for the cash, but because it gives the campaign database another large input from supporters who may not have been identified.

The Clinton numbers will come out later in the month, the campaign said. A source close to Clinton fund-raising efforts said her team probably collected about $21.5 million.

Clinton and Obama are again traveling to California for high-end fund-raisers. Clinton headlined events in San Francisco, Pasadena and Los Angeles on Thursday. Obama will go to California for private fund-raisers Sunday.

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Take a break from the guilt trip and read up on how the
RHANDI RHODES SHOW WAS A FUND RAISER FOR OBAMA AND ADVERTISED ON HIS OFFICIAL WEB SITE !

http://www.nashvilleistalking.com/node/31505

a moment of silence while Mr. Obama denies being in the pews.

Breaking news! Foxnews.com reports that Obama advisor, Colin Kahl wrote in a policy paper that the U.S.A. will probably still have between 60 to 80 thousand troops in Iraq at the end of 2010. This is in direct contrast to what Obama has been telling the American people, and is what Obama has been criticizing McCain about. To refesh your memories, Obama has been promising people on the campaign trail that he will have ALL U.S. troops out by January 2010.

Breaking News

Has anyone ever hold Obama Tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth at any time? NO

He has always changed his stance on issues, policies, ideas depending on how he feels and who he is talking to.

Not smart to take dear barrack for what he says for something he really means. Just when you do he changes it.

A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND YOUR PENSION MAY BE THERE WHEN YOU RETIRE!
A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND YOU WON'T HAVE TO CALL ANYONE AT 3 IN THE MORING!
A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY WILL IMPROVE!
A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND WE WON'T HAVE TO HEAR FROM YOU CRYBABIES FOR
A LONG TIME!
A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND TRUCKERS CAN USE THEIR TRUCKS ONCE AGAIN!
A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND HALLIBURTON AND KBR WILL LOSE THOSE CONTRACTS
IN IRAQ!
A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND BLACKWATER CAN STOP RIPPING-OFF OUR COUNTRY!
FINALLY A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND HILLARY, BILL, AND CHELSEA CAN GO
FISHING WITH THE NBA TEAMS THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS!

EXTRA EXTRA, I BELIEVE HILLARY HAS TOLD ANOTHER TALL TALE, STAY
TUNED! WHY CAN'T SHE TELL THE STORY LIKE IT HAPPENED, I TOLD YOU
SHE HAS A GREAT FUTURE AS A WRITER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS!

Looks like Phil Smith Jr. got into the Kool Aid this weekend. Too bad that his cheerleading for Obama doesn't match the reality. When Obama has had the opportunity in government to push for change and to show leadership, he has opted to sit back and vote the party line (or vote present to avoid taking a stand that might hamper his political ambitions down the road). He doesn't even try to do anything with the subcommittee that has been entrusted to his leadership. It's time to set aside the pretty words and see who is willing to work hard for a better America.

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Lynn Sweet

<Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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