Clinton raised $22 million, Obama $19 million in 3rd quarter

Got the e-mail from the Clinton campaign trumpeting their $27 million cash haul for the third quarter. But, had to read the AP article to get the real number:

Clinton’s total includes $22 million that she can spend on the primary race. She has to save the rest for the general election and will have to return it if she doesn’t win the nomination.

Obama’s total included $19 million for the primary, meaning in total this year he’s still outraised her in primary dollars _ $74.9 million to $72.6 million.

Money raised for the general election can’t be used for the primary. It’s good spin to include it in the total, I guess. But, it’s actually annoying.

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