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2/28/2008

Clinton Making a Comeback as Campaign Raises 35 Million in February

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., visits with workers at a Bob Evans Restaurant in Rio Grande, Ohio, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


Clinton Leads Among Women and Hispanics by wide margins in Ohio and Texas

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton of New York raised 35 million U.S. dollars in February, her campaign said Thursday.

In a conference call, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe also said that the former first lady also added 200,000 new donors to the campaign's rolls.

That marks a significant recovery and her best fundraising period in the presidential campaign.

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Clinton With Double Digit Leads Among Women Voters in Ohio and Texas

Women may hold the key for Clinton, particularly in the Midwestern state. Polls in the past week have shown her with a wide advantage — 17 percentage points in one poll, 18 in another — among Ohio women. She also leads among Texas women, but the margin is slimmer.

"If Hillary is going to regain the front-runner status and win the nomination, it starts with and ends with women," said Jenny Backus, a Democratic strategist who is not aligned with either candidate. "She has struck a chord with women, especially in Ohio."


Texas Commissioner Switches from Obama to Clinton

Today, the Clinton campaign announced that El Paso County Commissioner and former Barack Obama supporter Veronica Escobar has switched her support to Clinton.

According to a release from the Clinton camp:

The announcement follows a Latino Decisions Texas Poll that shows Hillary Clinton leading Barack Obama by 62% to 21% among registered Hispanic voters in Texas.

“While I initially liked Barack Obama," Escobar says in the release, "I am supporting Hillary Clinton because it is clear that she is the one candidate who will truly fight for our communities as president."

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