Ever since the first polls had closed on Super Tuesday, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million for his campaign. This is a strong figure that has supporters of fellow Democratic hopeful and rival Hillary Clinton concerned.
Obama was asked by the Clinton campaign to debate once a week, but he demurred. While going on a wave of funding from both large donors and small internet contributions, Obama raised $32 in the month of January.
Hillary Clinton did give the acknowledgement on Wednesday that she loaned $5 million to her campaign due to Obama outraising and outspending her going into the Super Tuesday contests on February 5. Some of the senior staffers in Hillary’s campaign are going without pay as this campaign heads into the next set of primaries and caucuses.
Clinton will focus on Ohio and Texas as she as less money to spend. Ohio and Texas are large states with primaries on March 4. Polls in both states show that Hillary has a strong lead.
In increasing concern over Obama’s increased strength and momentum, Patti Solis, the manager for Clinton’s campaign sent a letter to the Obama campaign looking for five debates between the two before March 4.
“I’m sure we can find a suitable place to meet on the campaign trail,” Solis had written. Solis adds: “There’s too much at stake and the issues facing the country are too grave to deny voters the opportunity to see the candidates up close.”