Obama And Clinton Report More Than $30 Million In The Bank For Primary

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 8:14 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton ended the first half of the year with more than $30 million each for the presidential primaries, a formidable financial performance for the two leading Democratic White House contenders.

Obama reported having about $34 million in primary cash on hand; Clinton reported $33 million.

Obama led in fundraising for the period covering April though June, raising nearly $32 million for the primary election and about $1 million for the general election, according to reports filed Sunday with the Federal Election Commission.

Clinton raised about $21.5 million for the primary and $5.6 million for the general election, her campaign said.

Neither candidate can use the general election money unless he or she wins the nomination.

John Edwards, the Democrat closest to the two fundraising leaders, reported having $12 million in the bank for the primary.