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Past Obama Fundraisers Slowly Stepping Up for Hillary Clinton

She has work to do to make Chicago her kind of town.
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Who’s Winning the 2016 Money Game?

By November of 2012, President Barack Obama had 46 individuals or couples in his adopted home state of Illinois who had raised $100,000 or more for his re-election campaign. So far, just four of them have collected that much money for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who was born and raised in Illinois.

The gap is roughly the same nationally, with just more than one in 10 of those who helped raise at least six figures for Obama's re-election having done so for Clinton, a Bloomberg Politics analysis shows. The early numbers are a progress report, not a definitive assessment of Clinton's fundraising strength. She's not an incumbent, as Obama was in 2012. She not even her party's nominee, and she's still building her 2016 money network.