New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign announced Sunday afternoon that she raised a record amount in the first 10 weeks of her campaign.
With the fund-raising deadline set for last night, the campaign said Clinton raised $26 million and transferred an additional $10 million leftover from her 2006 Senate campaign.
"We are overwhelmed and tremendously pleased," Patti Solis Doyle, Clinton's campaign manager, said in a conference call with national reporters.
Clinton is the first presidential candidate -- Republican or Democrat -- to announce how much she has raised. Typically fund-raising numbers for the first quarter have been important in shaping perceptions about the candidates' abilities to attract donations.
Previously, the first-quarter fund-raising record was set by John Edwards in 2003, when he collected $7.4 million.