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By The Associated Press
Friday, April 25, 2008

WASHINGTON -- Hillary 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.

Clinton reported having just over $9 million cash on hand at the end of March and $10 million in debt, compared with 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 have contributed the maximum $2,300 allowed by law for the primary.

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