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Hillary Clinton Leads in Cash Race for 2008

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Hillary Clinton Leads in Cash Race for 2008

Politics

Hillary Clinton Leads in Cash Race for 2008

Hillary Clinton Leads in Cash Race for 2008

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Sen. Hillary Clinton has the most cash on hand of the candidates running for president, according to the latest campaign finance reports filed this weekend. The New York Democrat's $24 million includes $10 million transferred from her Senate campaign.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has $19 million on hand, followed by John Edwards with $11 million and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) with $7.5 million.

On the Republican side, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani each have just under $12 million available. John McCain is third, with about $5 million, followed by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), with $800,000.

Romney spent about $11 million — more than all the other candidates — in the first quarter, followed by McCain.