More crazy big numbers from the campaign that has genuinely harnessed the internet to automate the fundraising process.
ABC News has learned that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., hauled in $31.9 million in April (including $600,000 for the general election) to continue his battle for the Democratic nomination against Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. Two hundred thousand new donors joined Obama’s effort last month.
Camp Obama proves (again) that big money comes in small packages. It’s been a pattern since last year but the numbers are still impressive: 1.475 million total donors overall making 2.93 million contributions. The average contribution is $91. The clicks come in small waves: 94% of the contributions to Obama’s effort were under $200, 93% of contributions were $100 or less, 77% were $50 or less, and 52% were $25 or less.
Folks, those are numbers any candidate would kill for because they nearly represent a campaign fully funded by the public.
No word yet as to what Clinton’s numbers will be, but her campaign has to report their numbers by midnight tonight. One would think if they had significant numbers to report, they would have been revealed by now. We’ll have them when they become available.