IMAGE: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
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Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has made a point, since the Pennsylvania primary, of telling her supporters that her rival, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is outspending her.
updated 4/24/2008 1:18:56 PM ET 2008-04-24T17:18:56

Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $10 million in the 24 hours after winning the Pennsylvania primary, aided by contributions from 80,000 new donors, her campaign said Thursday.

The $10 million came from a total of 100,000 donors, spokesman Mo Elleithee said.

Clinton, who was strapped for cash going into Tuesday's contest against Barack Obama, started making fundraising pleas as soon as the race was called. She told supporters during her nationally televised victory speech to go to her Web site to send money.

She continued making the point the next day in Indianapolis, telling supporters she was being outspent by Obama and that she has to "hustle" to keep up. She urged them to go to the Internet to read about her positions on the issues.

"If you're so inclined, after you've done so, I would really welcome a contribution, because we are being outspent," Clinton said.

Clinton reported having just over $9 million cash on hand at the end of March and $10 million in debt, compared to Obama, who began April with more than four times the amount of money, or $40 million, in the bank.

Clinton has a smaller donor base than Obama's network of more than 1.3 million. More of her donors also have contributed the maximum $2,300 allowed by law for the primary. She must continue to find new donors to stay competitive.

The campaign said she would spend money in both Indiana, where the race is considered close, and North Carolina, where Obama is favored. Both states hold primaries May 6.

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