July 16, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have ended the first half of the year with more than $30 million each for the Democratic presidential primaries.
Obama reported having about $34 million in primary cash on hand; Clinton reported $33 million.
Obama led in fundraising for the period covering April though June. He raised nearly $32 million for the primary election and about one million for the general election, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Clinton raised about $21.5 million for the primary and %5.6 million for the general election, according to her campaign.
Neither candidate can use the general election money unless he or she wins the nomination.
John Edwards, the Democrat closest to the two fundraising leaders, reported having $12 million in the bank for the primary.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-07-15-07 2107EDT