The front runner US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has raised over $45 million in primary money since the launch of her campaign in April.
Claimed as a grassroots funded campaign, an aide to the Democratic Clinton asserted that 91% of the donations were $100 or less. It was further informed that the campaign has focused on building a network of small donors whose donations are capped at $2,700 for the initial season.
An official with knowledge of the fundraising operation stated,” The numbers are not yet final but Hillary for America has exceeded our expectations and is on track to raise more primary money than any candidate in history during their first quarter in the race”.
It was informed that the previous record of primary money raised in a candidate’s first quarter was set by President Obama’s campaign in 2011, amounting to $41.9 million.
The phenomenal figure, made the elated Clinton tweet an image of a handwritten thank you note to her supporters asserting that when the road ahead is tough, one needs the best people by the side and that’s why she is thankful to her supporters.
Clinton’s campaign plans to release their full fundraising figures to the Federal Election Commission in the coming week as the deadline is July 15.
Nonetheless, Clinton’s 2015 haul warrants the efficacy of the star studded fundraisers events and the ‘Hillstarter’ programs, for what can be better when you have Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Jon Bon Jovi entertaining you.
In view of the present fundraising pace, the projected target of Clinton’s top aides to raise $100 million by the end of the year seems easily achievable.