Sen. Hillary Clinton certainly did enjoy her second-best fundraising month in March, raising total $20 million, but it’s no match for Sen. Barack Obama's $40 million. Yes, the Illinois senator, often dubbed as ultimate fundraiser, raised $40 million i.e. double of Clinton’s fundraising last month.
The fund facts released Thursday were shocking for Clinton. According to reports, Obama is beating Clinton nearly 2-to-1 in 2008 overall, with $131 million to $70 million for Clinton.
Clinton got another shock yesterday, when one of her top supporters in the New York area, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine announced that he would consider switching to Obama if Clinton doesn't win the popular vote.
Former President Jimmy Carter has already indicated that he is supporting Obama. While traveling in Nigeria, Carter said, "My children and their spouses are pro-Obama. My grandchildren are also pro-Obama. As a superdelegate, I would not disclose who I am rooting for, but I leave you to make that guess."
Meanwhile, Clinton has denied that she has stated that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson had said that Barack Obama "can't win" the general election. When asked if she made the comment to Richardson, who served in Bill Clinton's administration, former first lady said, "That's a no. I have consistently made the case that I can win, because I believe I can win, and you know, sometimes people draw the conclusion I'm saying somebody else can't win. I can win. I know I can win."
Responding to a charge from the Clinton, Richardson spokesman Pahl Shipley said, "Governor Richardson has never questioned Senator Obama's electability. He believes Barack Obama is the right person to lead this country and he will be America's next President.”