From NBC/NJ's Aswini Anburajan
The Obama campaign announced that it has raised $32 million in the month of January and has 170,000 new donors to the campaign. In total, per campaign manager David Plouffe, the campaign now has 650,000 donors to the campaign.
Per Plouffe, the amount will allow the campaign to financially compete through March or April if needed. He also said their donors are part of a grassroots efforts making voter contact in the different states.
The Obama campaign will also be up on air in the primaries and caucuses on Saturday, Feb. 9th (Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington), the Maine caucuses on the 10th, as well as the Mid-Atlantic primary states on Feb. 12th (DC, Maryland, Virginia).
Plouffe said that the campaign is picking up Edwards supporters in Feb. 5 states, partly because, as he put it, "these are change voters." "We are first of all trying very hard to make the case to his supporters to join our campaign," he said. "And now that it's a two person race it's a definitive choice."