The Fundraising Bottom Line

Sen. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have raised somewhere between $19M and $23M for their primary campaigns this quarter.

The numbers are less important than the bottom line, which is that Obama and Clinton alone have the resources right now to run competitive campaigns through Feb. 5. John Edwards has the ability to run a competitive campaign until right before Feb. 5, as does, potentially, Bill Richardson.

The line just above the bottom line: The Democrats continue to outraise the Republicans.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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