(Quad-City Times) Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has won the fundraising battle among Democrats for the most recent quarter, with $22 million raised for the primaries, according to figures released this morning.
She came out narrowly ahead of Barack Obama's $19 million, which was announced Monday.
Clinton and Obama were far ahead of the rest of the Democratic field in the third quarter fundraising period.
"This is the moment when you showed that America is ready for change and that you are ready to make history," Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle said in an open letter to donors about the results.
In total, Clinton raised $27 million in the third quarter when money raised for the general election is included in the tally. Obama's total hit $20 million for both the primary and general election in the third quarter.
John Edwards announced last week that he would participate in the public financing system and is reporting raising $7 million in the third quarter.
Rival campaigns said his announcement was a concession that he can't raise nearly as much money as Clinton or Obama .
Clinton leads in national polls, while Iowa polls show a close race between Clinton, Obama and Edwards.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson raised $5.2 million for the quarter.
"This is clearly becoming a four-person race," Richardson spokesman Tom Reynolds said.
Reynolds said he expected the figure would separate Richardson from Chris Dodd and Joe Biden .
A Biden aide said the campaign expects to raise a little less than $2 million for the quarter. A Dodd spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.
The major Republican candidates have not yet announced their fundraising results. So far this year, Republicans have raised substantially less than Democrats.