April 23, 2008 / 7:44 PM / 10 years ago

Clinton raising $10 million since victory, campaign says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has trailed rival Barack Obama in fundraising, is set to bring in some $10 million (5.05 million pounds) in the 24 hours since she won Pennsylvania’s primary election, her campaign said on Wednesday.

“Senator Clinton’s game-changing victory last night has turned the tide and resulted in an historic outpouring of grass-roots support,” campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe said in a statement.

He said 60,000 donors had contributed by midday on Wednesday, of which 50,000 were new givers.

Clinton, a New York senator, raised $20.9 million in March compared to $42.8 million raised by Obama, a senator from Illinois.

Clinton beat Obama in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, but he leads nationally in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Reporting by Jeff Mason, editing by Lori Santos

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