WASHINGTON - Shattering previous records, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton collected $26 million for her presidential campaign during the first three months of the year and transferred an additional $10 million from her Senate fundraising account, aides said Sunday.
The New York senator's total included $4.2 million raised through the Internet. The campaign did not specify how much of the $36 million was available only for the primary election and how much could be used just in the general election, if she were the party's nominee.
The amount outdistanced past presidential election records and set a high bar by which to measure the fundraising abilities of her chief rivals.
The fundraising deadline for the January through March period was Saturday, with financial reports due April 15.
The Clinton campaign did not announce how much it had spent during those three months.